Skull Caves

skull_cave.jpgLike in much of SW Maluku, caves containing skulls and skeletonsare scattered around the island. Two large caves near Adaut have now been sealed by zelous local Christians, but across the bay others remain intact. As usual, the locals claim to have no memories as to whose bones these caves contain: they could be either ancient burial sites of the locals, or the remains of enemies slain back in the headhunting era.

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