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Ancient settlements unearthed in Jaffna

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posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 11:23 AM
Anuradhapura Group Corr.

Archaeological excavations have unearthed remains of ancient human settlements in Vadamarachchi East area, Archaeology Director General, Dr. Senarath Dissanayake said.

"We have found evidence of three old human settlements in these areas. They have spread over an area covering nearly three kilometres and are vitally important to prove the historical background of Jaffna peninsula", he said.

"We have also found clay pots of varied colours depicting the time frame. They will help archaeologists to determine the era of their usage. They are believed to have belonged to the years between the beginning of BC and upto 900 BC. However, we can't say exactly what era these settlements belong to, the Director General said.

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I haven't heard of these type of findings in the area of the World, very interested to hear more in the future, does anyone have any definitive information?

[edit on 17-10-2009 by Aquarius1]

posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 12:48 PM
There's archaeological remains of very old cities in India. If memory serves, it competes with the Middle East for being "place where oldest cities are found" (not villages, but true cities.)

These "ancient" are really "not that old" (900 BC and a bit earlier) but it's an exciting find. The palace in particular could reveal more about the rulers and social setup of that place in that time.

posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by Byrd

Thank Byrd, will be doing some more reseach in that area, also thank you for that other thing.

posted on Oct, 17 2009 @ 02:22 PM
Ancient settlements unearthed in Embilipitiya

This settlement which apparently existed around the same time as India's Indus valley civilization (2150 BC) and Hwang Ho civilization of China (1700-1000 BC), has been established 3350 years ago, around 1359 BC. Stone tools, colored clay pots, metal tools, pieces of kitchen knives and grinding stones unearthed provide sufficient proof to confirm the excavators' argument. As archeologists believe, these unearthed items show that it was a period of transition from the Stone Age to the Agricultural Age.

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The above link is from a Shi Lankan Library and looks like a good source of information.

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