Saturday, August 22, 2009

Project to document rock art in Dolmens and Caves

IGNCA-Indira Gandhi National Centre for the arts has undertaken a stupendous project of documenting rock art in over 80 sites in Tamil nadu.This will include Megalithic Burial sites especially dolmens and prehistoric caves. These rock arts belong to Mesolithic Age (circa 10,000 B.C.), Neolithic Age (3,000 B.C) and Iron Age and to some extent in early historic phase,
The above image shows rock art inside a dolmen at Maharajakadai in Krishnagiri district.(Photo - K.Rajan - The Hindu)
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For more rock art images at Mallachandiram-Krishngiri district-please visit gallery of ACJ