Lewat ini ada suara sumbang yang mengatakan bahawa Melayu adalah bangsa pendatang di Malaya. Sejarah ketamadunan bangsa Melayu sebenarnya bermula lebih lama dari itu iaitu sejauh 1.83 billion tahun dulu.
Penemuan terbaharu di Bukit Bunuh , Lenggong , Perak menunjuukan bahawa 1.83 billion tahun dulu iaitu sebelum terjadinya hujan meteorit yang membunuh dinasour sudah ada tapak ketamadunan di kawasan tasek purba di Bukit Bunuh yang boleh menampung keperluan kehidupan masyarakat yang hidup setempat dan membuat bengkel secara in situ bagi peralatan berburu dan bertani. Malah penemuan itu juga bakal mencabar teori popular selama ini yang mengatakana bahawa manusia moden Homo Sapien Sapiens bermigrasi keluar dari benua Afrika (Out of Africa Theory)
Menurut salah seorang penyelidik yang saya temuramah, batuan yang dijumpai adalah jenis kuartzit dan di dapati pada tapak bekas tasek purba sebelum hentaman meteorit.
Detail dari tapak kajian ekskavasi menunjukkan bahawa sisa tulang dan gigi adalah sezaman dengan kapak genggam yang berusia 1.83 juta tahun. Bagaimanapun kesukarang carbon dating untuk menganalisa usia sebenar peralatan purba itu kerana telah terlebur dgn serpihan meteorit tersebut.
Untuk pencerahan fakta juga kapak genggam berusia 1.83 juta tersebut telah wujud sebelum impak meteorit tersebut. Ini bermakna sudah ada manusia yg membuat penempatan sebelum impak meteorit tersebut. Ini dibuktikan jelas kerana kapak tersebut dibuat dari batu kuarzit bukannnya batu batu suevit (iaitu batu yg terhasil daripada impak meteorit tersebut).
Sumber di petik dari USM archive
WORLD archaeology history could be rewritten due to several discoveries at the prehistoric settlement of Bukit Bunuh in northern Perak’s Lenggong Valley.
For over a decade, a team of researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) had been working in uncovering evidence which showed that it was inhabited from time to time since more than 1.83 million years ago.
USM Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia director Assoc Prof Dr Mokhtar Saidin said the nomadic theory of the Paleolithic Age settlers was questioned with the discovery of over 200 stone tools including choppers and hand-axes in the terraced oil palm plantation in Bukit Bunuh.
“At least 1,000 people could have settled here based on the number of tools found. These findings show that the early settlers were not nomadic as most of their basic needs were available here,” he said during a media tour at the plantation in Bukit Bunuh on Sunday.
|Batuan purba di ladang kelapa sawit|
|Team penyelidik di ketuai Profesor Dr Mokhtar|
|Kapak genggam dari batuan kuartzit mengesahkan |
teknologi advance sudah dimiliki masyarakat
tersebut 1.83 billion tahun sebelum hentaman meteorit
|Teori Migrasi manusia moden "Out Of Africa" perlu diubah kepada Teori Out Of Nusantara|
He added that the area was well-suited for the settlers as it provided sufficient stone mate- rials as well as a lake filled with freshwater, flora and fauna to survive.
The researchers also found evidence of stone tools dating back 30,000 to 40,000 years.
Dr Mokhtar explained that the stone tools were embedded in suevite rock, which was formed as a result of a meteoroid impact in the area 1.83 million years ago.
He added that they had found bone structures on the suevite rocks last year after meticulous studying of the rock samples.
“We will chip out the bones from the rocks first and this will take two to three months. Then we will determine if they are human or animal origin.
“We are still looking for teeth evidence. However, there’s less than 5% chance of finding bone or tooth remains as they could have melted in the high temperature during the meteoroid impact.
“Our next task is to find out who these early settlers in Bukit Bunuh were,” he said.
It was reported that the unearthed hand-axes showed evidence of the early existence of Homo erectus in the South-East Asia region.
In a report in 2009, Dr Mokhtar had said it was possible that the findings of the hand-axes challenged the prevailing ‘Out of Africa’ theory, which stated that modern humans first evolved from one point in Africa and spread out around the globe.
The National Heritage Department had submitted a proposal to Unesco early this month to list Lenggong Valley in Perak as a world archaeological heritage site for having one of the oldest prehistoric settlements in the world after Africa.
Dr Mokhtar also enthralled the group with the story behind the strange name of Bukit Bunuh.
“According to legend, there was once an old couple who lived near the river. One night, the husband had a dream of finding treasure in the river but was told that he had to kill his wife in order to retrieve it.
“He told his wife about the dream and she agreed to be killed. The next day, the treasure emerged in the river and the man was overjoyed. But after remembering that his wife was dead, he committed suicide,” he said.
(The Star, 17 February 2011, ms M2, News)