Prehistoric Rock Art Found in Wayanad

Published on: 14 Jan, 2013
Published under: Education News Kerala, General Kerala News, Wayanad District News

13 Jan 2013
Kalpetta

A new prehistoric rock art site has been discovered at Kappikunnu near Pulppally in Wayanad district, the others being the Edakkal caves and Thovarimala, all in Kerala.The petroglyphs (rock engravings) bear a close resemblance to those on the walls of the Edakkal caves on Ambukuthy hills.

Gira Gratier, a scholar from Belgium said that the petroglyphs probably date back to the Neolithic period.The rock engravings might have been part of a huge structure in the past, she said. A recent exploration by the State Archaeology Department yielded a Neolithic celt from the area, K. Krishnaraj, Archaeology Department’s Officer in-charge of the Edakkal Caves, said.

Source– http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/new-prehistoric-rock-art-site-found-in-wayanad/article4302337.ece

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