Harimau Cave

Series of rock arts were discovered inside Gua Harimau (tiger cave, harimau cave), South Sumatra, in 2009—the first in Western Indonesia. During a two-years-excavation until 2012, a team led by Truman Simanjuntak (National Archaeological Research Center) found the remains of 55 mongoloid human skeletons in the cave. They could be the early Austronesian-speaking people, indicating the presence of proto-historic occupation with their Neolithic and Paleometallic cultures. • Tearsheets (2013)