added by archaeologs Largest island of eastern Indonesia, with a possible late Pleistocene industry from Cabenge and with many rock shelters having Toalian assemblages. The Paso shell midden in Minahasa and the Kalumpang Neolithic site are of archaeological interest.
added by archaeologs The largest island of eastern Indonesia, in the intermediate Wallacean faunal region between the Sun da and Sahul shelves. Sulawesi may have been beyond the reach of settlement by Homo erectus, but there is a possible late Pleistocene industry from Cabenge, and the southwestern peninsula contains many rock shelters with Toalian assemblages. Other prehistoric sites include the Paso shell midden in Minahasa and the Kalumpang Neolithic site of the west coast. The Sulawesi Neolithic is poorly understood and the earliest historical kingdoms (Makassar and Bone) are not recorded until after 1600. See also Leang Tuwo Mane e.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983