Stone Age chopper tool found in Kolar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Sep 2017 11:10:01


By Tara Chettur,

Chopper stone tool dating back to 1.6 million years old has been found in Kolar. Archaeologist Dr Narayan Vyas, who found this tool at Chichli Bairagarh, Kolar Road, accidentally in a construction site said that such tools are of very much importance to understand the culture of pre-historic men and his lifestyle. The possibility of getting such tools in this area is high.

Chopper is a pebble tool with irregular cutting edge; it is crude form of stone tool used in Stone Age mainly for hunting and chopping large meat pieces. Interestingly, Kathotiya village which is near to this area is known for Bronze Age tools of pre-historic men. Proper mapping of area in terms of archaeological significance can leads to conservation of such prehistoric sites.

The Stone Age was a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with an edge, a point, or a percussion surface. The Stone Age is the first of the three-age system of archaeology, which divides human technological of early man into three periods, The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age.

Archaeologist in city have claimed that the Bhopal city is having maximum number of rock art culture in the entire country and is having ample scope to be developed as rock art site tourism zones in future. The other two regions identified are Bhanpura and the Rewa regions which are also coming under rock art culture belt. Now stone tools in this area also suggest that pre historic men have made this area as an abode for a long time due to its flora and fauna. Availability of variety and plenty of wild animals in the region might also have been an important factor.