THIRTHAHALLI:Tombstones or receptacles of human remains (horizontal stones covering graves) have been found on a land adjacent to the government primary school at Tattekevi village in Thirthahalli taluk, bordering Hosanagar taluk.
This will give historians opportunities to dig more into the history of human beings. Historians say these tombstones belong to the Stone Age when people used to bury bodies and place big stones horizontally on the graves.
One of the tombstones found in the village is more than 12 ft in height and 3.5 ft wide. But the stones do not have any inscriptions on them. Many stones were scattered due to human intervention. Interestingly, local people worship a few big stones. They placed tridents in the bottom of some stones and offer pujas. As a result, the surroundings of some of these stones are clean.
Teacher and research scholar L S Raghavendra, who excavated numerous weapons belonging to various periods, visited the place following information from another teacher H Bhaskar and found these tombstones in the village.
Research scholar and Itihasa Academy general secretary Prof G K Devaraj Swamy said there is a need to carry out more study on tombstones found in the taluk.