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Two New Archaeological Sites Discovered in Telangana

Published on April 20, 2024
Current Context: On 19th April, 2024, archaeologists made significant discoveries in Telangana, unearthing two new archaeological sites.
Two New Archaeological Sites Discovered in Telangana
  • The first is the Ooragutta Site, located near Bandala village in Mulugu district.
  • This site is unique as it houses over 200 megalithic monuments from the Iron Age, dating around 1,000 BCE.
  • The second discovery comprises two rock art sites at Damaratogu in Gundala mandal of Bhadradri Kothagudem district.
  • These sites feature art primarily depicting animals, with no humans or weapons shown.
  • This has led archaeologists to believe that these paintings may date back to the mesolithic age, anywhere between 8000 – 3000 BCE.
  • These discoveries have provided valuable insights into the region’s ancient history and cultural heritage.

Question:

Q.1 What is depicted in the art at the Damaratogu sites?
a. Humans and animals
b. Animals and weapons
c. Humans and weapons
d. Only animals
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