Anakkara Megalithic Necropolis

Anakkara megalithic necropolis is an Early Iron Age megalithic cemetery located at Anakkara, near Kuttippuram in Malappuram district, Kerala state, India on the Bharathappuzha basin. The structure is distinguished with cairn circles built around 500 BCE, postholes that probably point to the ancient practice of excarnation, and a woodhenge-like ritual monument and a site of primitive astronomical intelligence. It is the first time in India that postholes have been found in the context of a megalithic cemetery.


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