Muzium Negara Gallery A

Muzium Negara or Malaysian National Museum

Introduction | Stone Age | Metal Age | Photo Gallery A

Muzium Negara Gallery A
Muzium Negara or Malaysian National Museum - entrance to Gallery A

 

Introduction

This gallery traces the discovery of stone tools from the Paleolithic Age, up to the Hindu Buddhist era. It introduces you to the physical development of Malaysia and its culture from prehistoric times until the Hindu Buddhist era around 500 CE (Current Era or Christian Era)

  1. Permian Era
  2. Prehistory Era
  3. Proto History Era

Main Themes of Muzium Negara Gallery A

Definitions

Continental Drift

The movement of earth's continents relative to one another. The hypothesis that continents drift was espoused as early as 1596 but was not widely accepted until the 20th century.

The continents once formed a single land mass called Pangea that broke and drifted apart. There are extensive evidence from fossil records proving that the continental drift did take place.

Three Age System

Learn about the 3 age systems in the Muzium Negara Gallery A. A periodisation of prehistory into 3 consecutive time periods based on their tool making abilities.

It was developed in the 1800s, before carbon dating and other advanced techniques were developed. Archaeologist had to rely on relative dating.

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