A megalithic burial site has been found at Kayarampara in the Kuthanur grama panchayat of Alathur taluk in the district, K. Rajan, Head of the Department of History, Government Victoria College, Palakkad, said on Thursday.

V. Pushkala, a postgraduate student of the college during 2004-06, found the site, Prof. Rajan said adding that he had inspected the site along with others on Wednesday.

Several types of megalithic burials such as stone circles with cists and dolmens, cairn circles, capstones etc., had been noticed.

Terracotta objects

Terracotta objects, including phallic symbols and pot shreds had been found around the burials, he said.

Huge boulders had been used to form circles around some of the burials. Two of the cist burials had an unusual packing with stones and these were in a square formation, Prof. Rajan said.

Such findings underscored the fact that there were several hillocks in the region which needed a thorough search, Prof. Rajan added.

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