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Visit the early historic sites of Arikkamedu, Kaveripoompattinam, Keezhadi etc.

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I. ARIKKAMEDU


Arikamedu is an archaeological site in Southern India. It is located on the bank of the Ariyankuppam River. The excavated area of the hillock was distinguished into two zones on the basis of occupation and elevation.


Important findings at Arikamedu


• Indo-Pacific beads


• Red and black ceramics (known as megalithic stones or Pandukal)


GREY POTTERIES


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Old brick built building structure


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II. KAVERIPOOMPATTINAM


"Kaveripoompattinam" is also called Poompuhar. It is an ancient historic town situated in Sirkali Taluk (also spelled as Taluka) of Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu.


Important findings in excavations


a) Revealed the width of expert planning.


b) Remains of the various buildings were found.


c) A wharf belonging to the 3rd century BC was excavated in 1962-63


d) A similar wharf was unearthed in the successive excavation during 1997.


e) Several kinds of brick figures and copper coins were also found.


EXCAVATION SITE AT KAVERIPOOMPATTINAM


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III. KEEZHADI


Keezhadi is a small village near Silaiman on the border between Madurai and Sivagangai districts in Tamil Nadu, India. The excavation in Keeladi revealed a Sangam era settlement dated to the 2nd century BCE by radiocarbon dating. archaeological excavation was carried out from Theni to Ramanathapuram.293 sites have been identified including Keeladi.


EXCAVATION SITES AT KEEZHADI


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