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Ancient human habitation found in Haldummulla

Aug 17, 2011 12:30:00 PM - itnnews.lk

A human habitation that dates back 3750 years has been discovered in Haldummulla.

Prof. Raj Somadeva of the post graduate institute of Archaeology in the Kelaniya University said that it was discovered in an archaeological excavation carried out near Koswatta village in Haldumulla. Earlier a burial ground was found near the area. Prof. Somadeva said that the habitation was found ½ a kilo metre from the burial ground.
Foundations of houses, fire places, coal, iron, rock tools, pieces of clay pots and beads have been found. Prof. Somadeva said that it is the first ancient human habitation to be found in the central hills. He said that it adds to the glory of the Sri Lankan history. Further investigations are being carried out with regard to the archaeological objects.
He said that foundations of two houses that date back 3750 years have been found. Two iron tools were found inside the foundations. Pieces of painted clay pots were also discovered. Another object that resembles a pendent has also been found.