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Volume 8 Issue 2
February-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2102202

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1694-1696

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN THOOTHUKUDI DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU

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2349-5162

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"ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN THOOTHUKUDI DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no.1694-1696, February-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102202.pdf

Abstract

The late sangam age or microlithic age succeeded the middle stone age. An important feature of this culture was the extensive use of microlithics. In Tamil Nadu, large number of sites has been reported in the region around Tirunelveli, Madurai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts. Microlithic tools were first reported by Bruce Foote in this area. Two stages of Teri industry are noticed one early and the other later, which can be distinguished on typological analysis. The Adichanallur’s excavation revealed the habitational layers of the megalithic age. Adichanallur is famous for urn-burial site, located on the bank of river Tamiraparani in Thoothukudi District. This site was excavated by Alexander Rea in (1899-1906). The same site was excavated by Archaeological survey of India in the year 2004-05 and exposed more than 150 urns. The series of motif show a tall majestic looking woman, a swathe of standing paddy next to her, a crane, a deer, a crocodile and a lizard. Iron tools and implements helped in the advancement of agriculture which in turn leads to the development of civilization. This article focused only three sites like Adichanallur, Korkai and Sivagalai.

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Tamiraparani river, Meygnanapuram, Sawyerpuram, Adichanallur, Korkai, Sivagalai, Urn burial.

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"ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN THOOTHUKUDI DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp1694-1696, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102202.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2102202
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Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Year February-2021
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Page No: 1694-1696
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION IN THOOTHUKUDI DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp1694-1696, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102202.pdf




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