Category: Pre Historical Sites

Kurullangala Prehistoric Cave Art Site at Karandagolla – ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික කුරුල්ලන්ගල ලෙන් චිත්‍ර

Unusual Bird Painitings on the wall at Kurullangala

Close the road between Oyamaduwa and Tanthirimale lies the Navodagama Archaeology Site which consist of granite base pillars of a Tampita Vihara ( a temple on pillars) and remains of a ancient stupa and other ruins.

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Kathiraveli Prehistoric Burial and Grounds & Archaeological Site – කදිරවේලි ආදී මානව සුසාන භූමිය

Kathiraveli Pre-Historic Burial Grounds

Megalithic urn burials have been excavated at Kathiraveli Prehistoric Burial Grounds site. This included black and red ware pottery tentatively dated to the 3rd century BCE and iron tools.

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Pre- And Protohistoric Settlement In Sri Lanka

Pallemalala Prehistoric burial grounds and Habitation Floor

During the last one million years, when humans are known to have existed in various parts of India, Sri Lanka was connected to the sub-continent on numerous occasions.

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Early Man and the Rise of Civilisation in Sri Lanka

Pallemalala Prehistoric burial grounds and Habitation Floor

Abstract: The Himalayan foothills of the Indian sub-continent have yielded evidence humans having lived there around two million years ago. Although the earliest known dates for hominids in peninsular India are ca. 600,000 years before the present (BP), it is

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Waulpane Limestone Caves – වවුල්පනේ හුණුගල් ගුහාව

Waulpone Rock Caves

Waulpone, the ‘legendary Rock Cave’ with the unexpected archaeological evidence of a civilisation, tens of thousand years old, running back to the time of the “Balangoda Man” is again, in the grips of a new menace, the illegal gemming activities.

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Pomparippu Ancient Burial Site – පොම්පරිප්පු ආදී මානව සුසාන භූමිය

Funeral urns excavated from Pomparippu, Puttalam

Pomparippu Ancient Burial Site covers about 3-4 acres of land and may contain about 8000 or so burials containing the remains of 10,000 – 12,000 people.

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Pallemalala Prehistoric Burial Grounds and Habitation Floor – පල්ලෙමලල ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික කැනීම් ස්ථානය

Pallemalala Prehistoric burial grounds and Habitation Floor

Pallemalala discovery throws new light on Lanka’s pre-historic culture A major archaeological breakthrough that could shed new light on the physical type and lifestyle of the island’s pre-historic population has been accomplished by a team of Sri Lankan Archaeologists. This

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Meegahahena Burial Grounds – මීගහහේන ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික සුසාන භූමිය

Tombs at pre historic Meegahahena Burial Site

Urns help unearth the antiquity of the Sinhalese Sri Lanka’s proud history dates back to over 2500 years and it may be correct to surmise that the country’s civilization is one of the oldest in the history of man. This

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Ibbankatuwa Ancient Burial Site – ඉබ්බන්කටුව ප්‍රාග්-ඓතිහාසික සුසාන භූමිය

Ibbankatuwa Ancient Burial Grounds

Ibbankatuwa Ancient burial ground lies five kilometers before the Dambulla town on the Kurunegala-Dambulla Road. An archeological Department board will indicate the turn off from the main road. The site is reached by traveling about 500m in to this road.

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Dorawaka Caves Prehistoric Site – දොරවක ලෙන්

Dorawaka Rock caves

Archaeologists firmly believe that excavation surveys conducted at the Dorawaka Caves at Warakapola reveal information of the Mesolithic Era, the third phase of the Stone Age.

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Kitulgala Beli Lena Pre Historic Site – කිතුල්ගල බෙලි ලෙන

Casacade over Belilena Cave

Prehistoric Beli Lena Caves lies upon a steep path on the hillside inside from a ledge that looks down over a breathtaking view of rubber plantations of Kitulgala estate close to khgben  190  Kitulagala, 2000 feet above sea level. This

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Belanbandi Palassa – බෙල්ලන්බැඳි පැලැස්ස

Batadomba Lena

Belanbandi Palassa is one of the most important Mesolithic sites in Sri Lanka and has yielded a valuable collection of human skeletal remains popularly know as Balangoda Man. The site, discovered by Arthur Delgoda of Morahala, was excavated over several

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Batadomba Lena Caves – බටඳොඹ ලෙන

Batadomba Lena

We stopped at a small signboard chalked “Batadomba lena” hanging from a rafter on a way- side tea boutique. We could have easily missed it. We looked around: where was the road leading to the Batadomba lena? Such began the

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Godawaya Prehistoric Site – ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික ගොඩවාය

Godawaya archaeological site - Ambalanthota

A human skeleton, estimated to be at least 7000 years old, several other pre-historic stone tools including animal remains have been unearthed from the Godawaya (Godavaya) archeological site in Ambalantota.

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Alu Lena Caves (Alu Galge) Prehistoric Archeological Site at Kegalle

Alawala Caves

Among the cave sites with particularly interesting archaeological contents is Alu Lena ( Alu Galge) at Attanagoda near Kegalle. The Galge or the rock shelter derives its name from the presence of ashes (alu) across the 5 x 3 m

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Alawala Caves at Gampaha – A Prehistoric Archeological Site

Alawala Caves

Piecing together an ancient tale The discovery of the remains of two pre-historic humans and other artifacts in a cave in Alawala, Gampaha has got a group of Archaeology students and other specialists digging for more clues to our mysterious

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Pahiyangala [4] – A wonderful creation of Mother Nature

Pahiyangala, the largest cave in Asia, is situated at Bulathsinhala in the Kalutara District. It is a two hour drive from Colombo through the Piliyandala-Horana Road and covers a distance of about 40 Km. The road is motorable up to

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Pahiyangala [3] – a valuable archaeological discovery

For a person seeking excitement and adventure, the ideal place to visit is Pahiyangala where there are caves, tunnels and human skeletons of a by- gone era. The cave we visited is situated at Bulathsinghala, 150 km. from Colombo. The

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Pahiyangala [2] – The Legendary Rock Cave

Yatigama is a little village in Bulathsinhala just a two-hour drive from Colombo. Yet few are aware that in this hamlet is a cave belonging to the stoneage period dating back more than thirty thousand years, and known to be

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Pahiyangala (Fa-Hien) Caves – පාහියන්ගල

Pahiyangala caves lies in Yatagampitiya, which is a remote village about 5 km away from Bulathsinhala (40Km along Piliyandala-Horana road), in the Kalutara District. Excavation has proved that these caves were inhabited by prehistoric cave men some 37,000 years ago.

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