Bhubaneswar:27/3/17:After three-month long research in the wildlife reserve, the ASI team found ancient stone carvings. The primary statistics revealed that the artwork on reptiles, weapons and geometrical signs prove that people were living in Parthapur, Kusapangi, Gayalbank areas, around 20 km away from Cuttack and 40 km from Bhubaneswar, 3,500-4,000 years ago.
The artworks found from the site are assumed to be of the new Stone Age and Copper Age.
The caves inside the hills have been named as Pandav bakhara, diara khola, tiger cave, chanchali cave, kalia taila cave, narahari cave and anahat cave where artworks of copper Stone Age have been found. There is a lake situated adjacent to the hill near Mahanadi River. It is assumed that there was a civilisation near the river during that period.
In view of so many discoveries made about Copper Age civilisations in several locations of Odisha especially on the banks of Daya and Mahanadi rivers in the past two-three years, we decided to conduct survey in the premises of sanctuary,