Sanghao Caves

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Location of Patohar Plateau

Sanghao Caves are an archaeological site, located on Pothohar Plateau of Pakistan. It was uncovered by Ahmad Hasan Dani.[1] Last Interglacial, dated at from 50,000 to 250,000 years ago.

Location[edit]

The cave is located near Peshawar, in northern Pakistan, situated at an altitude of 600 metres (2,000 ft), in the Mardan district.

Discovery[edit]

Stone cutters

Middle Palaeolithic has been reported from Sanghao Cave.[2] The cave was excavated by Ahmad Hasan Dani in 1963. Chipped stone, bones, were found during the excavation.[3] Other items included prepared cores, scrapers, blades, flakes, triangular points, etc.[4] Lithic artifacts were made of quartz.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ancient Pakistan, Volume 1", p. 5, by University of Peshawar
  2. ^ Ahmad Hasan Dani, Vadim Mikhaĭlovich Masson. History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Volume 1. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 79. ISBN 9788120814073. 
  3. ^ "Some Comments on the Mammalian Fauna of Sanghao Cave, a Middle Stone Age Site in Northern Pakistan", by M. Salim, [1]
  4. ^ Marta Camps, Parth Chauhan. Sourcebook of Paleolithic Transitions: Methods, Theories, and Interpretations. p. 131. ISBN 9780387764870. 
  5. ^ "A Dictionary of Archaeology", by Ian Shaw, Robert Jameson, p.507, ISBN 9780470751961, published by John Wiley & Sons

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