“The anthropologists from Britain will conduct high technology research on the fossils like DNA residues,” Dr. Perera said and added that carbon samples of the soil around the discovery area would be sent to laboratory in USA shortly.
Dr. Perera confirmed that they believed the skeleton found in Pahiyangala was that of a prehistoric man. “It is assumed that this skeleton is from the earliest occupational levels of man,” he said.
A complete skeleton of a pre historic man was found for the first time in the country at Fahien cave archeological site, Pahiyangala, Kaluthara on June 15.
“This is the first time we found full skeletal remains of a pre historic man, earlier we found the remains known as Menikhami in Hungama Ambalanthota but it was not as complete as the skeleton we discovered now,” Dr. Dassanayake said.