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Fa-Hien cave in forefront of new finds on Homo sapiens
Anthropologists / The Sunday Times

Fa-Hien cave in forefront of new finds on Homo sapiens

Exciting research based on finds at the Fa-Hien Lena (cave) in Kalutara are transforming anthropologists’ understanding of how Homo sapiens moved through our world some 45,000 years ago, while offering an explanation for why we are today the solitary survivors from a family tree that once included other hominins such as Neanderthals and Homo erectus. … Continue reading

One musician’s struggle to save the distinctive culture of Sri Lanka’s Portuguese Burghers
Musicians / Researchers / Scroll.In

One musician’s struggle to save the distinctive culture of Sri Lanka’s Portuguese Burghers

Earl Barthelot loves a good Portuguese Burgher wedding. There is always feasting – keep an eye out for that wild pork curry – and singing and dancing. The women in their flowing, silken gowns, and the men, all trussed up in formal suits, mirror each other’s movements as they dance the Kaffringha, their quick steps … Continue reading