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Kenyir Lake is the biggest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. Covered by more than 340 islands spread out in water catchments area of 38000 hectares. The biggest island would be estimated as big as Singapore. And Kenyir Lake got her name from one of the river known as Kenyir River but now the river is beneath the lake when Kenyir Lake almost filled by the rainfall and surrounding water sources.

Back to the history, this area had been listed as a centre of civilization in the era of Neolithic. Some artifact had been uncovered by a group of archeologists in 1956 and 1970ís. Such artifacts were kitchen utensil, axes and tools dating back in Neolithic era. It is believed that during that era this place was known as one of the business activity centres.

Stone Tool
The stone tool was found in both of the cave at Kenyir Lake. It was used by pre historic man of the Neolithic age. The purpose of the utensil was for cutting up animals of prey.

Stone Knife
The stone knife was used by pre historic man of the Neolithic age in Gunung Bewah, Kenyir. It was found in Kuala Sungai Bewah.

Seashell
Known as Siput Cengkerang, these cengkerang shells were the source of food to the prehistoric man of the Neolithic age. This seashell was found in Gua Gunung Bewah, Kenyir. These sample has been sent for its date inspection and was dated between 8920 + 120 B.P to 2630 + 80 B.P (Beta Analytic Inc.) (Nik Hassan Suhaimi, Mohad Kamaruzzaman, Mohd Yusof : 1990) Source from Terengganu Museum.

Weapon
Some weapon that was found in Gunung Bewah Cave was made from iron

 

 

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