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  • 20 June, 2020

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Skeletal remains of a child found in Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi

Skeletal remains of a child found in Tamil Nadu’s Keeladi

  • The skeletal remains of a child were excavated from Konthagai village, part of the sixth phase of ongoing excavations in the ancient site of Keeladi here on Friday.
  • The skeleton was found buried between two terracotta urns that were also found on the same day. It was 75 cm in height and was found 0.5 m below surface level.
  • Excavations are currently taking place at Keeladi, Konthagai, Manalur and Agaram villages in the Sivaganga district.
  • Wonthaggi village, located around 2 km from Keeladi, is believed to be a burial site.
  • Two other skeletal remains of adults were found at Konthagai during this phase. A total of 15 urns have been found to date.
  • A gold coin that is said to have been used extensively in the 17th century AD, some shells and pots, have also been found during the excavation, in all four sites.

Source: TH


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