Fishing Practices in Prehistoric Sri Lanka

A considerable amount of information on prehistoric culture has been gathered from various areas in Sri Lanka. Batadomba Lena Cave in Kuruwita and Bundala in the southern Sri Lanka are two prehistoric sites which are as old as 40,000 years and 125,000 years respectively. Several caves in the wet, dry and intermediate zones were excavated during the last 70 years and a large amount of evidence has been discovered from these sites, which could be used to explain the...

Re-examination of the interpretations given by Senarat Paranavitana to several literary terms occurring in certain lithic records

 Prof. Senerath Paranavitanahow can i get my ex girlfriend back Senarat Paranavitana was the most competent epigraphist we have ever had and he has deciphered hundreds of lithic records as well as 685 Sigiri graffiti; he was well versed in his mother tongue as well as in English and in two other oriental languages, Sanskrit and Pali. Yet as he was not omniscient he could make mistakes. With apologies and due respect to his vas knowledge we intend to re-examine...

Speleothems in Gneissic Caves of Sri Lanka

Weliange W.S1 & Pathmakumara Jayasingha2Speleothems are mineral deposits found in caves and karsts, which are classified and named, based on the type of formation, mineral constituents and morphology. Limestone caves are famous since its speleothems are made up of various carbonate compounds. Most of the caves of Sri Lanka have been formed in high grade silicate rocks commonly known as Gneisses. Chemical weathering of silicate rocks are different. Therefore speleothems in gneissic caves are unique. (more…)

Aboriginal Ecology; finding missing link between prehistoric man and the modern man

become man"s heart   AbstractVeddah is the last remaining group of people in Sri Lanka who believed to be the descendents of the prehistoric man. Therefore in evolutionary point of view Veddah could be the true survivals of the fittest present in Sri Lanka. A new project is launched under the auspicious of the Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology of University of Kelaniya in order to obtain information from the Veddah particularly for the reconstruction of the prehistoric life style and...