Excavated skeleton of Harirajpur of copper age: Experts
Bhubaneswar: The skeleton found at the chalocolitic-neolitihic site of Banga Harirajpur of Delang block in Puri belonged to copper age and it was a male skeleton, said expert team studied on the excavation.
Revealing details regarding the pre-historic human remains, the expert team said at a press meet that it was dating back to approximately 2000 to 1500 BC. He was tall of at least 5ft 7 inch and healthy. He died at the age of 35 to 40, Kishor K Bassa, Professor and head of the department of Anthropology, Utkal University, said.
The teeth were sent to the centre for molecular and cellular biology at Hyderbad for DNA test. The biological affinity can only be ascertained after the report came, he added.
The expert team consisting of Professor SR Walimbe and Veena Mushrif Tripathy also revealed that right hand of the man was fractured during the adult age, but it was healed later by natural process of treatment. As the anthropologists failed to find his feet, they said the portion below ankles was probably chopped off after death according to their local tradition.
The bones would be x-rayed to ascertain the healing treatment of fractured bones during the time, they added. More chronological records can be traced by conducting radio carbon dating, the team told newsmen.