Daily Archives: February 25, 2018

Ancient tools, weapons unearthed in Bargarh

Ancient tools weapons unearthed in BargarhAncient tools, weapons unearthed in Bargarh. The recent archaeological excavations carried out by the Sambalpur University in Odishas Bargarh district has unearthed stone tools, weapons and artifacts made by early humans, centuries ago, a senior professor of the institute has said.

The excavation site located in the upper Danta stream, a tributary of the River Jira, near Torajunga village of the district, is a “storehouse of treasure”, the associate professor of the universitys history department, P K Behera, said.

“This discovery will help us in understanding migration and subsequent colonisation by human beings in this part of India,” Behera told PTI.

The tools bear striking similarities with those found in Eastern and Southern Africa. Most of them were designed for hunting large animals, he said.

“The equipment and artifacts are a witness to the potential skills of early humans. We have recovered projectile points, hand axe, core among other things.”

The soil samples collected from stream will be sent to different geophysical laboratories of the country for carbon dating, he said.

Besides, scientific investigations will also be carried out in the area to find out more about the environmental conditions in which the early humans thrived, he added.
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Wedding ‘gift’ explodes, Groom and his grandmother killed

A bridegroom and his grandmother were killed and the bride was critically injured after a wedding gift received by the couple exploded when they tried to open it after the ceremonies were completed. The wedding had taken place five days ago and the tragic incident took place on Friday night in Patnagarh, Bolangir district.

The elderly woman was killed on the spot and her grandson succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Rourkela. The new bride Rima has been shifted to Cuttuck Hospital from Burl hospital.

The gift was given to the couple by an unidentified person at the marriage reception on February 21. It exploded when they opened the packet at home, the police said.

“The police have collected evidence and an investigation is on,” Patnagarh Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Sesadeva Bariha said, adding that efforts were on to identify the person who had given the gift to the couple.

Bolangir Chief District Medical Officer S Mishra said the elderly woman was declared “brought dead” at the Bolangir district headquarters hospital.

”A man injured in the blast also died at the Ispat General Hospital in Rourkela,” he added.