A new prehistoric site containing rock carvings It has been discovered at Kappikunnu, near Pulppally, in the Wayanad district, in addition to other engravings previously found in the Edakkal and Thovarimala caves, both in Kerala.
The engravings bear a great resemblance to those on the walls of Edakkal caves, in the Ambukuthy Hills. Four figures, one with two facing deer and the other three abstract, have been found carved into a rock. Other lines found in a small rock that could have been detached from the original rock, also had engravings inscribed in the shape of a harness. The rocks are located in the compound of the Sree Veliyambam Kotta Sicva Temple, a semi-circular temple built in the 12th century, within the Forest Division of the southern part of Wayanad.
Engravings date back to the Neolithicaccording to Gira Gratier, a researcher from Belgium who was in the area working for her research project on the tribes of southern India. Upon learning of the discovery from the inhabitants, he approached the site and indicated that it could be a place where our ancestors performed ancient rites.
On the other hand, the Director of the Department of Archeology in charge of the Edekkal caves, explained that a recent exploration by his team in the area revealed the remains of a Neolithic ax, further confirming the theory that the engravings may date back to that period in our history.
Ms. Gratier has stated that she believes that the engravings in the stone they could have been part of a large structure in the past. In addition, the anthropomorphic style of the figures and other artistic elements of Edakkal are similar to the new engravings found.
He also explained that a few years ago, an inscription in stone dating from around the 11th and 10th centuries, related to the Jain faith, it was discovered in the same area a few years ago, so perhaps it is a key area for archaeologists, specialists and researchers.
Via: The Hindu
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