Sunday, January 12, 2014

Types of Megaliths in Mizoram

Types of Megaliths in Mizoram
We found that there are four different types of megalithic structures in Mizoram. They are:
a)      Standing stones(lungphun) –either singly or in alignment (hranglungphun) 
b)       Table stones or stone seats supported by three smaller stones (Sikpui lung) 
c)      Stone platforms carrying a stone upright on top (lungdawh) 
d)     Cairns or a heap of stones (pura)
Source : Malsawmliana, 'Megalithic Monuments of Mizoram : A Descriptive Study' Ph D Thesis, 2010

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