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Tuyeres found near Malampuzha throw more light on iron-age


Archaeological explorations conducted near Malampuzha in the district have unearthed several vital pieces of evidence to establish that the site had been used for iron smelting for large-scale production of iron tools and implements in the iron-age megalithic period.

Archaeologists in Kerala and Tamil Nadu have confirmed that the discovery of tuyeres from Kunnumpuram, a megalithic site on the fringes of the Malampuzha reservoir near Valiyakadu, was a rare find and therefore a crucial pointer to the predominance of iron-age activity in Kerala.

Rare find

“It is a very good find. Tuyeres or terracotta nozzles used for pumping air into ...


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