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Nine megalithic graves discovered in Mysore district

Nine megalithic graves said to be from the Stone Age were discovered at villages of Hosaagrahara, Chunchanakatte, Kasaba and Mirle hoblis of K R Nagar taluk in the district on Monday.

Nine megalithic graves discovered in Mysore district
A menhir in a ruined megalithic site in Rohma [Credit: Subhashis Das/Megalithic India]
The rocks were found during a fieldwork carried out by S G Ramadasareddy, Prof M K Mruthyunjaya and others of Government First Grade College, Kuvempunagar.

The megaliths and remains were found on the banks of river Cauvery in Gandhanahalli, Kurubarahalli and Lalandevanahalli villages. The rocks are 10-20 feet long. Shards of red and black earthen pots, bones, grinding stones, stone equipment etc were found near the megaliths.

At a farm belonging to J N Rajegowda, two megaliths, 12 feet in length, were found facing each other. Another megalith found in Yelemuddhanahalli, was reportedly used for animal sacrifice. 

While the locals are of the opinion that the holes in the megaliths were made by their forefathers to conduct rituals, archaeologist Mahadevaia said research says that people from older ages made these holes to decide the time by sighting stars in the sky. The megaliths found here are said to have similarities with those found in Kerala, parts of Europe and Turkey.

Source: The Indian Express [September 24, 2013]
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