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