Sites & cities that bear the name of Belilena


Today in : Sri Lanka
First trace of activity : ca. 25,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3,600 B.C.E
Recorded names : Beli-lena, பெலிலென, බෙලිලෙන

Description : Belilena is a well known large cave in Sri Lanka, located 8 km (5.0 mi) from the town of Kitulgala. Evidence of prehistoric human presence as early as 32,000 years ago was recorded at the site. The skeletal remains of ten individuals were discovered by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala, who attributed them to Balangoda Man (Homo sapiens balangodensis). Balangoda Man is assumed to have lived as early as 32,000 years ago and occupied high altitude territories of up to 2,000 ft (609.6 m) above sea level.

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