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Sanganakallu is located in Karnataka
Coordinates: 15°11′5″N 76°58′13″E / 15.18472°N 76.97028°E / 15.18472; 76.97028Coordinates: 15°11′5″N 76°58′13″E / 15.18472°N 76.97028°E / 15.18472; 76.97028
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Bellary district
Taluk Bellary
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KA 35

Sanganakallu (Kannada: ಸಂಗನಕಲ್ಲು ) belongs to Neolithic period (3000 BC – beginning of Christian era), complex of hills (peacock hills) is 8 km from Bellary in Karnataka], it is One of the earliest village settlements in South India,[1] spread over 1,000 acres, is the largest village complex. Since from 1997, archaeologists from the Karnatak University and Cambridge University working at this archaeological site.

First village in South India[citation needed][edit]

Sanganakallu is the first village[citation needed] in South India. The first settlers were established here and traded stone tools among the Neolithic people. By about 2000 BC, this region was the largest stone tool producing centre in South India[citation needed]. By 1500 BC, cemeteries were created to bury the dead[citation needed]. Different types of burial structures have been found[citation needed].

Earliest agriculturists[edit]

At Sanganakallu the people who settled were the earliest agriculturists, they cultivated small millets and pulses, they kept sheep, cattle, they had separate areas for dumping dung (ash mounds), has the earliest houses of mud and stone.

Neolithic art on boulders[edit]

The Neolithic rock art can be seen on boulders, hand percussion marks of rituals and social ceremonies (ringing rocks). Manufacture stone tools on a large scale shows the rich Neolithic culture and skills.

See also[edit]

  1. ^ "Early village unearthed". Retrieved 2012-09-25.