Mar 7, 2015

Megalithic burial sites of Karnataka

Having spent time researching and touring Karnataka over the last few years, I realized how rich the state is in terms of heritage. The state's history goes back to the times of Chalukya and the areas of Karnataka were active right much earlier. Archaeologists have discovered artefacts dating back to 5000 BCE. Evidences of prehistoric activity are in various forms such as megalithic burial chambers, rock-paintings, petroglyphs, stone tools, pottery, ash-mounds,   Here are some of the known prehistoric burial sites in Karnataka.

Hire Benekal
Kumathi

Rajan Kollur
Aihole
Galaganatha temple complex, Aihole
Bachangudda, near Pattadakal
Kutkankeri
Brahmagiri
Below are the list of sites, click on the hyper-links to see the details of that site:


Siteneareast town/villageTaluqDistrict
Aihole HillAiholeBadamiBagalkot
Galaganatha temple complexAiholeBadamiBagalkot
BachanguddaPattadakalBadamiBagalkot
Kutkankeri hillKutkankeriBadamiBagalkot
KumatiKumathiKudligiBellary
BrahmagiriSiddapurMolakalmuruChitradurga
SultanpurSultanpurChitradurgaChitradurga
?MoodabidriMangaloreDakshina Kannada
MotebennurMotebennurByadgiHaveri
Hire Benekal hillHire BenekalGangavatiKoppal
Chikka BenakalChikka BenakalGangavatiKoppal
?AnegundiGangavatiKoppal
Indrakeela BettaKoppalKoppalKoppal
ByseNagaraSagarShimoga
NilaskalNagaraSagarShimoga
HergalNagaraSagarShimoga
MumbaruNagaraSagarShimoga
Araga GateNagaraSagarShimoga
HagaratgiHagaratgiShorapurYadgir
Yemmi Gudda?ShahpurYadgir
Rajan KollurRajan KollurShorapurYadgiri

There could be many more sites, hope to expand this list.
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1 comment:

Arun said...

The ones in Hire Benakal and Rajan Kollur look very interesting. Have heard much about these in Gangavati area, thought hadn't had a chance to visit them yet.