Settlement and subsistence pattern of Neolithic culture in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh: A preliminary study
M Nageswara Rao, Dr. Kambapu Venkateswara Prasad
The present paper is an attempt to a preliminary analysis of settlement and subsistence pattern of Neolithic culture in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh for which primary and secondary data has been utilised. The material culture of Neolithic culture in the region comprised pecked and ground stone and blade tool industries along with varied pottery fabrics represented in the different shapes mostly utilitarian character for domestic and social purposes. The other cultural material comprised the evidence of plant remains and cereals, millets and pulses i.e., horsegram is found at various sites. Whereas, animal remains comprised cattle sheep/ goats, fowl, dog, pig of domestic variety and wild fauna of several deer species, sambar and along with acquatic fauna of pila, mulluses etc.