Since the beginning of civilization, people have used stone, ceramics and, later, metals found close to the Earth's surface.These were used to make early tools and weapons; for example, high quality flint found in northern France, southern England and Poland was used to create flint tools.
Most people in the country are Buddhist although there are significant Muslim and Christian minorities.Men are expected to experience life in a monastery twice in their lives, once when a child and once as an adult, although this is only for a short time unless they become a novice.There is a discreet gay scene in Yangon, but little elsewhere.Mining is extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposits.Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.
As in other Southeast Asian countries, clothing in Myanmar is usually modest.
Most Buddhists also believe in , spirits rooted in older animist traditions, which are now considered to be the Buddha’s disciples.
These supernatural beings take an interest in the actions of humans, and may need to be propitiated.
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Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes, or created artificially in a laboratory or factory.