Stone Age objects found in ancient site in Ingapu Township

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Stone Age objects found in ancient site in Ingapu.

SEVERAL Stone Age objects, including human bones and man-made tools, have been found in an ancient site in Ingapu Township, Ayeyawady Region, according to locals.
The ancient objects including a stone axe, human bones, earthen pipes from the Pyu era, bronze statues, bronze rattles and other ancient materials from Paleolithic Era were discovered in the site in October. The objects are being kept at Kyatpyinya Monastery near Ingapu Tawgyitan.
Sayadaw U Pyinnya Thiri of the monastery said he collected several ancient objects from locals after he heard the news that locals from some villages near Ingapu Ancient City found stone weapons in October.
Currently, about 50 ancient objects are being kept at the monastery, the Sayadaw added.
According to locals, not only stone accessories have been found but also fossil footprints and handprints left by early humans were discovered at the bottom of the Rakhine Mountain Range near Kyauktalone Village two miles from the city of Pyu.
Moreover, ancient symbols, including round shapes, and footprints of animals were found on the wall of Taungnyo Mountain, residents said.
Daw Thida Win, assistant director of the Archaeology Department (Pathein Branch), said the department received photographs of the ancient stone materials sent by the locals, with plans to forward those items to the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs.

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