PREHISTORIC MEGALITHIC SITES IN IDUKKI DISTRICT

in Stone

 

A survey team of the Kerala State Archaeological Department inspecting a rock-shelter believed to be 2,500 to 3,000 years old at in Devikulam taluk.

 

A team of archaeologists have identified and surveyed over 400 monuments of the prehistoric period in Vayumala, near Alampetty, Devikulam taluk, near Munnar as part a project to document megalithic sites in Idukki district.

 

Burial urns, dolmen, stone cists and artifacts of the megalithic period have been surveyed in the Marayur, Koviloor and Kanthallur areas in the first phase. Most of the remains have been found to be in a state of ruin, with time and human interference inflicting damage. The survey has thrown light on the methods used by prehistoric men for burial.

Kerala State Archaeological Department recently in the survey would mark areas which needed further exploration. The findings from the sites will be scientifically preserved.

 

Primary studies show that Devikulam has perhaps the largest collection of varied burial sites - dolmens, burials urns and single upright stones. In other megalithic sites in the State, only single specimens have been found.

 

The project is being undertaken with the cooperation of the Forest Department since some areas of archaeological importance are inside the forest.

 

The team also inspected three rock-shelter sites at Alampetty. Red ochre petroglyphs inside various caves show a pattern, underlining a particular period of their origin

History

Marayoor claims to be a part of a Stone Age.

 

The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period during which humans widely used stone for toolmaking. Stone tools were made from a variety of different sorts of stone. For example, flint and chert were shaped for use as cutting tools and weapons, while basalt and sandstone were used for ground stone...

 

Civilization that is as old as 10,000 B.C. It is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-building. The land and its unique dolmens, caves, rock edicts and engravings declare its rich heritage.

Megalithic Dolmens and Rock Paintings are a part of a stone age in Idukki District. Most Magnificent Historic MEGALITHIC SITES in Kerala are amazed and overwhelmed in munnar.

 

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This article was published on 2011/03/22