Found 2 Skeleton remains in Keezhadi, analysis in progress. Two children skeleton were found in the ancient archaeological site of Keezhadi in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga district during the sixth phase of excavation. On Tuesday, a top official said, this has been sent to Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) for analysis. Two urns were found near the skeleton of the child. Totally three urns have been excavated from the site so far.
Deputy director of Tamil Nadu state Archaeology department R Sivanandam said, “One of the child is 95cm in length which is close by to another 75cm child found last month. Both are sent for analysis to MKU. The analysis will determine the age, sex and other details of the skeletons”
In September 2019, Keezhadi became very popular for excavating ancient Sangam age items which was used during the period between 6th century BCE and 1st century CE.
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami formally inaugurated, the sixth phase of excavation, covering three neighboring villages: Konthagai, Agaram and Manalur, commenced in February this year. This was inaugurated b him through video conferencing from Chennai.
Archaeological Survey of India conducted the first three phases of excavation and the Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology conducted fourth and fifth phases and has taken the sixth phase also which will extend till September. Tamilnadu Government has allocated Rs 40 Lakh for sixth phase excavation. So far, excavations in Keezhadi has revealed as the oldest urban civilizations back in 2600 years.
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