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A Mesolithic cave was discovered by the residents in Talang Kubangan Hamlet, South Dempo sub-district, North Sumatra.
The three-storey cave located on a hilly and deep a forest has two entrances and seven rooms and also showed some human footprints.

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Latitude: 4055'54.23"N, Longitude: 2530'14.22"E

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Polyphemus' cave, also known as Maronia cave, is situated 25 kilometres east of Komotini, near the historical settlement of Maronia, in a limestone hill with steep, and at times sheer, corridors.
Although it is unknown when the cave was discovered, systematic exploration since 1969 by members of the Hellenic Speleological Society indicates that it has always been occupied, due to prehistoric finds of human presence, corresponding finds dating back to the Neolithic period and the Byzantine era that have been excavated in the cave.

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Cave dig unearths important finds
Teeth and bones from late Ice Age animals, including hyenas, deer and woolly rhinos, have been discovered by archaeologists at a cave in Devon.
Kents Cavern, Torquay, also unearthed a 15,000-year-old spearpoint, known as a "sagaie", which is made from reindeer antler from the same era.
The spearpoint is thought to be the first complete one found in the UK.

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Prehistoric Cave opens to public
The opening to the public of the prehistoric Theopetra Cave in Trikala prefecture, will be marked with a concert on Friday.
Theopetra Cave is a famous archaeological site, and the first excavated cave in Thessaly, with excavations starting in 1987 and continuing to the present. Its deposits begin in the Middle Palaeolithic period and continue without gaps until the end of the Neolithic period (3000 BC). Its uniqueness is that in contains, within a single site, the records of two greatly significant cultural transitions: The replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans, and the later transition from hunter-gathering to farming after the end of the last Ice Age.

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A dig aiming to unearth Torbay's links with the ancient colonisation of Europe by mankind is due to start this spring.
A team of archaeologists will survey Kents Cavern, Torquay, today in advance of major excavations at Easter and in September.
The digs aim to discover more about the Neanderthals who lived in the caves tens of thousands of years ago.

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The Cuevo de Tito Bustillo (Cave of Tito Bustillo) is dubbed one of the greatest sanctuaries of European Palaeolithic Art by the owners. The area around the estuary of river Sella has always been an ideal place and was continually inhabited for the last 25,000 years. The caves are located ideally and have always been used as a shelter. The deep recesses were used as a sanctuary and over the years almost completely painted. And it seems the discoveries in the cave have not ended by now, lately almost 60 new figures have been discovered.

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Latitude: 43.458400N Longitude: 5.07273W

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Bolomor Caves
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Cavemen who didn't have the energy to stalk a woolly mammoth or spear a sabre-toothed tiger often resorted to a lazy alternative, according to scientists.
Fossils have revealed they often hunted tortoises instead. The remains of 526 of the shelled creatures were found in a cave occupied by early humans 2.6 million years ago.

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A gallery of pre-historic cave paintings has been found in south-western France, including a drawing of a 12ft long bison and erotic sketches.
A gallery of prehistoric cave paintings has been found in south-western France, including a drawing of a 12ft long bison and erotic sketches.
The find, at Cussac, in the valley of the Dordogne, is regarded as almost as important as the celebrated Lascaux cave paintings in the same area.

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Latitude: 44.837N Longitude: 0.858E

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Con Moong Cave, in Thanh Hoa Province, hopes to follow in the footsteps of Ha Long Bay and the ancient town of Hoi An, by being awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.
The province plans a scientific study of the 30 metre wide, 10 metre high cave, which will be submitted to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) for assessment.

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