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Stone age tool traced at areca plantation in Paivalike

Stone age tool traced at areca plantation in Paivalike

Mangalore Today News Network

Kasargod, Dec 18, 2018: A sharp weapon believed to be of Stone Age has been found in an areca plantation at Kaniyala Kedukodi in Paivalike Gram Panchayat limits.


The  weapon made of stone is 15 cm long  and 5 cm thickness   is sharp in one edge. It was found in the plantation belonging to Balakrishna Bhat on the foothills of Posadigumpe. It is believed that such stone weapons were used to dig up root vegetables and to  cut meat of hunted animals. This particular stone tool  is said to have  similarities to the   microlith stone tools

History researcher of Kanhangad Nehru College Prof Nandakumar Koroth is expected to visit the place and furnish more details regarding the weapons. As Posadigumpe area has several caves, tunnels etc the finding of this stone  has aroused a lot of curiosity.

A similar  stone was traced at Kodanad in Ernakulam district a few years ago and also at Kaniyala in Kasargod district.

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