This archaeological site is located at Jalan Tampi-Tampi, about 10km south of Semporna town. It is on a hill about 600 feet above sea level. Bukit Tengkorak is a volcanic rock-shelter site and a part of volcano mouth of 2km in diameter. Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site is the largest pottery making factory in Southeast Asia during the Neolithic period.
The hill slopes are littered with numerous pottery shards with various patterns dating 3,000 BP. An ethno-archaeological study shows that pottery making is still practised by the Bajau of Semporna today.
We are located at Semporna – Tawau road and about 10km from Semporna town ship.
Bukit Tengkorak Archaeological Site
C/o Muzium Wilayah Pantai Timur
2nd Floor, Wisma Warisan
(+60) 089 – 222679
(+60) 089 - 229593
Puan Safinah Yusof