jueves, 15 de mayo de 2014

'Megalithic' artefacts found at Nedumala Cave


Añadir leyendaNedumala cave entrance [Credit: Jayakumar13s/WikiCommons]

Giving a boost to the demands of local people for  conservation of Nedumala Cave, Pilarimattom, near here, relics from the megalithic culture were found in the cave by a team of Archaeological experts.

V Sanal Kumar, archaeological researcher who led the team, said several  microliths, small stone tool used in Megalithic culture and other relics,   have been unearthed from the cave.

In the state, several Megalithic relics, including microliths, were found earlier by archaeologists mainly in Palakkad, Kannur, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kottayam, Kollam and Thiruvanathapuram. But it is for the first time that such a discovery is being made in the district.

“We have found nearly 12 microliths in the cave apart from other relics and it is  definite that men from the Megalithic culture lived there. The presence of Thodupuzha river backs the possibility,” he added.

According to Sanal, the cave should be have over 10,000-years old as the microliths are a minimum 6,000 years old.

We could have got several valuable evidence from the site had the authorities launched an excavation mission here.[...] New Indian Express / Link 2