Preliminary Report on the Excavations of Neolithic sites from Khasi Hills Meghalaya
Authors: Marco Mitri & Dhiraj Neog
Year: 2016, Volume: 7, Page/Article: 1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/aa.119
As far as the Neolithic period is concerned, Khasi and Jaintia hills of Meghalaya have revealed a good number of Neolithic sites on the evidence of surface finds. The typo-technology of the tools recovered of from these finds showed uniformity throughout Khasi-Jaintia hills. The paper focuses briefly on the findings from two excavated sites; the site of Lawnongthroh, which was briefly reported in an archaeological journal, and a report from an ongoing excavation at Myrkhan Neolithic Sites, both located in East Khasi hills district of Meghalaya. The sites have been dated through AMS and conventional C14 dates. Lawnongthroh is a habitation site and the site of Myrkhan showed a mixture of both a factory and habitation site. The two site offer closer insight on the typo-technological pattern of Neolithic materials from the region.