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Brahmagiri Archaeological Site



  Apr 19, 2024

Brahmagiri Archaeological Site


2. Why is Brahmagiri considered a type-site?
Brahmagiri is considered a type-site because it was the first location where a continuous cultural sequence from the Neolithic period to the medieval period was documented, showcasing the evolution of human settlement and cultural developments over several millennia.

4. What discoveries were made at Brahmagiri?
Significant discoveries at Brahmagiri include three Ashokan edicts that linked the site to the Mauryan Empire, indicating its historical importance as far south as 'Isila'. Additionally, excavations have unearthed polished stone tools, cist-burials, and remains of medieval temples.

6. How does Brahmagiri contribute to our understanding of South Indian archaeology?
Brahmagiri provides invaluable insights into the long-term cultural developments in South India. The site's extensive cultural sequences help archaeologists and historians understand the changes in settlement patterns, technological advancements, and social structures over thousands of years. This has positioned Brahmagiri as a benchmark for studying other archaeological sites in the region.

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