Megalithic cemetery found in Krishnagiri, India

Megalithic cemetery found in Krishnagiri, India

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It is incredible to see how after centuries, natural catastrophes, looting and looting of treasures that have occurred throughout history, things of great historical-archaeological value continue to be discovered that manage to surprise the international community.

One of these findings has been very recent and it is a megalithic cemetery excavated at Vadamalakunda, along the forest area that straddles the Krishnagiri-Andrhra Pradesh border, in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.

The burial area was discovered by a team of archaeologists who spent around 8 days working on the excavation where it has been found. this graveyard dating back to the Iron Age.

This megalithic site was found with human bone remains dating back over 2,500 years. In this place, different iron objects were also found, although with rather rudimentary shapes, such as a chisel, conical stone slabs, molded covers, plates, an ax, bowls, etc., all made with red and black ceramic. something that has attracted a lot of attention.

Ramakrishna Pisipaty, geo-archaeologist, affirmed that this place was a kind of megalithic cemetery, so it is normal to find complete or partial human bones, although it is not a common cemetery but a secondary burial place, perhaps for lower class people, although that is still to be done. decide.

During an interview with the media, Ramakrishna Pisipaty stated that: "The extension of Vadamalakunda over several hectares where more than 200 burials of the style have been found is something truly surprising that can provide great information about the people of this area in the Iron Age."

“Despite the fact that many centuries have passed and many of the burials are in lamentable conditions, there are a few that are in an apparent good state of conservation, which will allow to start new study and research campaigns that can reveal many of the socio-economic aspects. -cultural present in the megalithic and later times ”.

Pisipaty appeals to the authorities to allocate funds for new Iron Age campaigns and also to be able to date by means of carbon 14 the remains that are gradually being found in these excavations, something for which the authorities have not yet ruled, although it is expected to be in a short space of time.

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