Guar Kepah: Penang's Only Prehistoric Site

By Lim Sok Swan

June 2022 FEATURE
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A sample of the archeological findings at Guar Kepah.
IN 2008, Prof Dato' Dr. Mokhtar Saidin, the director of Universiti Sains Malaysia's (USM) Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR), and his team began doing research in Guar Kepah to collect data for their book Early History of Penang – which was later published by USM.As part of their research, CGAR conducted an excavation in 2010 to dig up further evidence at the archaeological site. The excavation discovered shell middens with ancient artefacts – this persuaded the Penang State Government...

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Lim Sok Swan

is currently focusing on heritage studies. She believes that more understanding among different groups and cultures can make Malaysia a better home for all.