MARAYUR DOLMENS

      Iron age is commonly  named Megalithic age characterized by the practice of raising big stone monuments to the dead.Megalithic tradition reached Kerala around the mid -first millennium BC and  continued to prevalent till the mid first millennium AD about ten centuries.Various types of burials such as urns, cysts,stone circles,cap stones ,umbrella stones,rock … Continue reading »

Important Laterite Rockcut Caves in Kerala

Important Laterite RockCutcaves in Kerala Ø Eyyal, Porkkulam, Kattakampal, Kakkad, Kandanasseri, Anakkara and Sukapuram. Ø Category: two types 1)single chambered, 2)multi chambered.  1) Kattakampal burial ground Location: at chirakkal 2 km west of Kattakampal 10 km north west of Kunnamkulam. Specifications: Cave is fashioned by scooping a stepped rectangle pit into laterite out crop. No … Continue reading »