goodmorningpapua.com – Papua and West Papua are still untouched by much research in the field of archeology. Related to this, the Papua Province Archeology Center has sent several members to do archaeological research. The research was carried out in the Berau Bay area, Fak-fak Regency, Fort du Bus Fort in Kaimana Regency, Prehistoric Cave Yahoto Cave, Beanembala Naguhi 1 Cave and Beanembala Naguhi 2 Keerom Regency, as well as the Mount Srobu site in Jayapura City, Austroenesian speakers in Nabire district, traces of early prehistoric habitation in Lake Sentani and traces of Austonesian-speaking culture in Raja Ampat district.
Klementin Fairyo, a head of the research team at the Keerom prehistoric cave site, explained in his material that the main goal of his research was to know and function of the cave based on cultural findings, and knowing the cultural character of the people who live on the border between Indonesia and PNG.
“On the border between Papua and PNG, there are many caves and it is necessary to conduct further investigations in Jayapura. The head of the identification team for traces of early prehistoric dwellings in the Lake Sentani area, Hari Suroto, explained that Lake Sentani produces a source of food and is a source of clean water for people living on the coast.
A Head of the Papua Archaeological Center, Drs. Gusti Made Sudarmika, added that Papua is the same as a virgin who has not been touched yet by humans. And Papuan archaeologists need to research the area further. “And the priority is not only carried out on the coast but has been carried out in mountainous areas, precisely in the Baliem Valley of Wamena,” he said.