Skeletal remains found during excavation

Some more pieces of skeleton have also found during the excavation on Wednesday. The Archaeology department has started digging a stone circle and menhir.

By Author   |   Published: 22nd Mar 2017   10:04 pm
Skeletal Remains
skeletal remains of a human being and pottery are unearthed during an excavation of a megalithic burial at Nermata in Siddipet district on Wednesday.

Siddipet: Archaeology officials excavating the Megalithic burials have found the parts of a human skeleton at Nermeta village of Nangnaur mandal in Siddipet district on Wednesday.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Assistant Director of Archaeology of Museums, P Nagaraju said that they have unearthed a forearm bone of a human, who is believed to lived in the area about 3,000 years ago. 

Some more pieces of skeleton have also found during the excavation on Wednesday. The Archaeology department has started digging a stone circle and menhir, two different kinds of megalithic burials, since 20 days at Nermeta. As the excavation of the stone circle was completed over 90 per cent, they have unearthed remains of the human skeleton, an iron implement used by the ancient man and pottery. The Archaeology officials have also found the pottery and another iron implement in the first layer a week ago in the same burial and they have unearthed few more pots and another iron implement.

The officials said that there was no possibility of finding an intact skeleton in the burial. However, they would continue the excavation for a couple of days. Nagaraju has said that they would send the skeletal remains to CCMB (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology), who will find the exact age, race, gender and others. Director of Archaeology and Museums, Telangana, NR Vislatchy had signed a MoU with CCMB to on to conduct a combined study on the Archaeological findings.

Retired Chief Conservator of Forests, Yerramraju Bhanu Murthy has said that they there was a tradition of burying the things used and loved by the ancient along with his body. “The pottery and iron implements unearthed during the excavation were buried by ancient man following the tradition, he said.  Meanwhile, the excavation of another Menhir, megalithic burial is being continued by the Archaeology department.