The Ashmounds of South India: 


A photo gallery of the Neolithic of South India. (goto homepage)

Utnur Ashmound, February 1997, view from East

This ashmound, famous on account of its excavations by Raymond and Bridget Allchin in the late 1950s (published 1961), which found a cattle pen enclosure beneath the ashmound which had been repeatly rebuilt on the same alignment after conflagrations. Even cattle hoofprints were preserved in the hardened ash. Thsi site is located ca. 4km west of the town of Ij.

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