archaeological discoveries have identified historical land sites
that revealed the evolution of human civilization not only in
Peninsular Malaysia, but also Southern Asia. The finding of
pre-historic land in Lenggong Valley brought into view the existence
of a Paleolithic Age stone paraphernalia industry in Kota Tampan and
Bukit Bunuh and the "Perak Man’ in Gunung Runtuh Cave, Perak. A
pre-historic or Malay/Budhist-era Malay civilization in Lembah
Bujang, Kedah was aslo found, dating back to the fifth through
fourteenth century replete with temple ruins and sunken port cities.
gems feature castle ruins and forts of the Malay and Muslim kingdom
before and after the Malacca Malay Sultanage period. The waters
around Malay Peninsular were used as routes of trades and conquests,
leaving in their wake thousands of sunken ships, among them the "Flor
de la Mar" (Flower of the Sea), "Risdam", "Diana", "Royal Nanhai"
research projects are planeed and executed from archaeologists from
the Department of Museums and Antiquities, Higher Learning
Institutes and State and Private Museums. Among the projects
launched from 1991 to 2000 are :
Lenggong, Perak Archaeological Research.
2. Lembah Nenggiri, Kelantan Archaeological Research.
3. Lembah Bujang, Kedah Archaeological Research.
4. Koridor Sungai Johor, Johor Archaeological Research.
5. Lembah Sungai Pahang, Pahang