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Anthropomorphic motif figure discovered in Wayanad

Jan 18, 2014 11:50 IST

An Anthropomorphic motif figure has been discovered in the Wayanad district of Kerala in the third week of January 2014. The figure was discovered among the prehistoric rock engravings, which is termed as Petroglyps near the caves of Edakkal on the Thovari hills. This discovery emerges as one of the first anthropomorphic figure of pre-historic rock arts sites on the world. The motif figure was discovered by a team of rock art enthusiasts, when they were documenting the petroglyphs of the district.

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The discovered Petroglyph bears close resemblance to the motifs of the Indus valley seal. Petroglyphs that is also known as the rock engravings are a logogram images that is created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, and abrading. It is generally believed that the Thovari hill carries geometrical and abstract figures of rock engravings.

Earlier in March 2013, similar graffiti that resembled the letters of Brahmi language was discovered in the Neolithic rock engravings on the rocks of the Thovari hills. It was discovered by the Department of Archaeology of Edakkal, when they were on a official visit for the prehistoric site for documentation of the Thovari Rock arts.

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Anthropomorphic Motifs
Anthropomorphic (human-form) representation is generally these are the object that depicts religious pictures as well as the sculpture. This particular tendency has been found during the early religious history, which symbolise typically religious behavior.

About Wayanad
Wayanad district was carved on 1 November 1980 as the 12th district of Kerala. It was carved out from Kozhikode and Kannur districts. There are many indigeneous tribals in this area. It is set lofty on the majestic Western Ghats with altitudes ranging from 700 to 2100 Metres above mean sea level. It is a home of ancient ruins, mysterious mountain caves, and aborigine tribes.

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