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Old 2nd August 2020, 08:11 AM   #5
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This might be interesting to some as well. Early Iron weapons are showing up in megalithic sites in the South. It's currently a developing topic.

The hilt design in one of the swords has a similar shape to the daggers above, and the relief, statue already posted.

“Even as the survey had begun for excavation, the Centre has decided to set up a museum at Adichanallur at least now, which would tell the world about the ancientness of Tamils and their civilisation. The carbon dating conducted on the products recovered from this site in Florida labs had proved that it was at least 2,900-year-old civilization. If the excavations are done properly, the world will be surprised to see how advanced ancient Tamils’ life was,” says Mr. Kamarasu.


https://www.thehindu.com/news/natio...cle30716873.ece

Carbon dating of samples excavated from the Adichanallur site in Thoothukudi district has revealed that they belonged to the period between 905 BC and 696 BC.

The March 18, 2019, carbon dating report of samples that were sent to Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory, USA, was submitted to the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday.

https://www.thehindu.com/news/citie...cle26737779.ece
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