Sanghao Cave

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Sanghao Cave
Sanghao Cave
Sanghao Cave Stone cutters
Sanghao Cave
Sanghao Cave
location in Pakistan
Location near Peshawar
Region Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Coordinates 34°3′23″N 71°32′44″E / 34.05639°N 71.54556°E / 34.05639; 71.54556Coordinates: 34°3′23″N 71°32′44″E / 34.05639°N 71.54556°E / 34.05639; 71.54556

Sanghao Cave is a Paleolithic[1] site, located on the Pothohar Plateau of Pakistan that was excavated by Ahmad Hasan Dani.

Site[edit]

The cave is located near Peshawar in the Mardan District of northern Pakistan at an altitude of 600 m (2,000 ft). The cave is often referred as Parkho-darra.

Discovery[edit]

Evidence of human activity in the 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 scrapers, quartz tools, blades, flakes, etc.[4][5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Upinder Singh. A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century. Pearson education. p. 76. 
  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. ^ A. H. Dani (1993). History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The Dawn of Civilization : Earliest Times to 700 B.C. UNESCO. p. 487. 
  5. ^ Kumkum Roy. Historical Dictionary of Ancient India. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 282. 
  6. ^ Marta Camps; Parth Chauhan. Sourcebook of Paleolithic Transitions: Methods, Theories, and Interpretations. p. 131. ISBN 9780387764870. 

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