|Location||Sudagala, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka|
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|Depth||15 m (49 ft)|
|Length||25 m (82 ft)|
|Access||Hike, climb, swim|
The Batatotalena Cave also known as the Diva Guhava in Buddhist literature,(Not to be mistaken as the Batadombalena. Batandomba lena is a pre historic cave/settlement), is a cave system in Sudagala, 5 km (3 mi) away from the town of Kuruwita, in the Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka.
The cave measures approximately 15 m (49 ft) high, 18 m (59 ft) wide, and 25 m (82 ft) in length, totalling the internal cave area to 6,800 m3 (240,000 cu ft). Accessing the cave involves a 400 m (1,300 ft) hike from Sudagala, and an additional 50 m (160 ft) climb to reach the cave entrance. Approximately 30 m (98 ft) from the cave is another partially submerged cave, which is accessible after a 20 m (66 ft) swim.
The Batadombalena archaeological site contains evidence of habitation from 8,000 BCE, and is one of the sites which may prove the "Out of Africa" hypothesis, according to Professor Paul Mellars, a Cambridge University archaeologist. The evidence he found of Balangoda Man in the cave were some stone tools that may have been arrow- or spearheads, and carefully shaped and perforated beads made from fragments of ostrich eggshell. A further piece of ostrich eggshell, incised with a distinctive criss-cross motif, has also been found.
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