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Ancient human remains unearthed in Krabi, WWII shipwreck found off Chumphon
19th August, 2014
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Ancient human bones have been unearthed along with clay pots believed to be up to 5,000 years old in Khao Na Wang Mi in Krabi, across Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. Following the discovery of the bones in a cliff area in Thap Prik, north of Krabi Town, the Phuket-based 15th Archaeology Office director Riam Phumpongphaet said the office would register the area as an ancient site to prevent further damage to the site.

The state gave a private firm permission to carry out blasting but would no longer allow explosions. Riam said the belief that an area must be registered before being granted protection was incorrect.

When an ancient-object is discovered and confirmed by the Fine Arts Department, the significance of the find is sufficient for the area to receive protection status, she said. The establishment of a grid system for archaeological excavations and surveys would take at least five days.

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