Over 10000-Year-Old Camping Site Discovered in Ladakh

Posted on:17 Aug 2016 18:21:25

Over 10000-Year-Old Camping Site Discovered in Ladakh
17 August 2016 Current Affairs: The Archaeological Survey of India, under the Ministry of Culture has discovered an ancient camping site dating 8500 BC in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, indicating humans were camping in the area 10,500 years ago. 

This site was unearthed at 14,000 feet above the sea level on the way from Saser La to Ladakh.

While exploring in Nubra valley during 2015-16, ASI Joint Director General SB Ota noticed a section, exposed due to road construction, showing successive layers comprising burning residue.

 After covering a distance of about 22 km, he noticed a section, exposed due to road construction, showing successive layers comprising burning residue and immediately stopped to explore the area.

 It was a small flat area with snow-covered peaks on one extreme, dry barren land with loose rocks all around and gushing stream within the deep western gorges, an ideal place for camping in a picturesque setting.


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