Thursday, March 29, 2018

Prehistory of Sri Lanka

Human skeleton from Potana (near Sigiriya)
Prehistory of Sri Lanka ranges from ca 250,000 BP to 1,000 BC. The distribution, physical characteristics and way of life of Sri Lankan man in this prehistoric period have been determined and suggested by various archaeological evidences discovered so far in the country. Stone and bone implements, food residues such as mollusc shells and animal bones and human skeletal remains provide some idea about the natural and social environment prevailed during the prehistoric period.

The sites with pre-historic evidences in Sri Lanka are given below.
  • Minihagalkanda in Hambantota             
  • Fahiyanlena and Bulathsinhala in Kalutara  
  • Batadombalena and Kuruvita in Ratnapura  
  • Bundala in Hambantota                                
  • Alulena and Athanagoda in Kegalle
  • Belilena and Kithulgala in Kegalle
  • Bellanbendipelessa in Ratnapura
  • Manthei in Mannar

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