The Japan Times
April 16, 2001

Stone Age site said unearthed intact in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP-Jiji) Malaysian archaeologists have unearthed what is believed to be Southeast Asia's largest untouched early Stone Age settlement, including thousands of sophisticated tools.

Sunday newspapers said the site, dating back 20,000-30,000 years, measures 1.3 sq. km.

It is thought to be the largest untouched site discovered in the region from the Paleolithic era, the earlier part of the Stone Age.

Archaeologists from the Science University of Malaysia made the discovery near Lenggong in Perak state.