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Why Burzahom is famous?

Why Burzahom is famous?

Burzahom was the first Neolithic site to be discovered in Kashmir. Burzahom is the most famous archaeological Site in Kashmir. Neolithic [New Stone Age] Phase I c.3000 B.C. The earliest Neolithic homes at Burzahom were pits dug below ground level using stone tools.

What was found in Burzahom?

The ancient site and remains in Burzahom comprise structures, bone tools, stone tools and pottery from the Neolithic period and Megalithic period. There are also several dwellings and burial pits from the Neolithic period.

How old is Burzahom?

“Burzahom is our only major evidence of 5000 year old history and when it is gone how will we boast of our old heritage,” said Khayal who termed the ancient people of an advanced civilisation.

In which state is Burzahom?

The Neolithic Site of Burzahom, in the district of Srinagar, India brings to light transitions in human habitation patterns from Neolithic Period to Megalithic period to the early Historic period.

Where is the Burzahom site in Srilanka located?

The Burzahom site is a prehistoric settlement in the village of the same name in the Srinagar District. It is 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the northeast of Srilanka on the Naseem-Shalimar road.

What was the Neolithic site of Burzahom known for?

The Neolithic site of Burzahom is a story teller of life between 3,000 and 1,000 BC. It is known for its unique subterranean dwelling pits, unusual petroglyphs, including one that appears to depict two suns, and evidence of ancient cranial surgery.

How did Burzahom in Srinagar get its name?

The word Burzahom in the local language stands for ‘place of birch’. The place was named so because burnt birch trees were discovered here in huge numbers during the excavation of this site. This proved that birch trees grew here in abundance during the Neolithic Age.

What does Burzahom mean in Kashmiri language?

Burzahom translates as ‘place [hom] of birch [burza]’ in Kashmiri. Burnt birch found in the excavations showed that birch trees must have been common in the area in the Stone Age.