the first phase of the excavation was completed last week, follow up activities like surface exploration was conducted by archaeological research forum of Pudukkottai .
in this sur
vey , the team had identified special kind of jar's bottom. A Manikandan, The founder, Archaeological Research Forum of Pudukkottai, and Research scholar, Department of Ancient science, Tamil University
says that this pottery had been used to store liquids.
The Fort has four entrances in every directions, there are sacred groves temples, A Mound of Palace is found in the west side of the Inner fort, this features surprisingly resembles Sangam Era fort.
this site is infested with archaeological artefacts of amphora like clay jar's bottom was found and handed over for further study to assist. professor ela.Inian , Tamil Nadu Open University.
Amphora like jar's bottom
Olive oil and wine were stored in the specially designed amphora and transported throughout the world by the people of Rome, Spain and Italy. Such evidences were found around the globe. In India these containers were found in Dwarka of Gujarat, Pattinam of Kerala, Arikkamedu of Pondicherry, Chandravalli of Andra. In Tamilnadu to Pugalur and Athur of Karur district, and in the district of Coimbatore.
These jars are the very strong evidence for International Trade of ancient Tamils.
liquid storing jars of ancient Tamil Nadu.
the jar found at porpanaikkottai resembles with amphora and similar findings around the world.
According to professor of Marine Archaeology Dr.V Selva Kumar of Tamil University , Thanjavur, the origin of the jar can only be identified after testing the clay.
Tamilian had used similar jars for storing liquids.
The Imbrices tile were found near the north entrance of the Fort.
these imbrice tile was used for the roof construction.
the size of the tiles and the holes in the tiles resemble the tiles found in other archaeological sites of Tamilnadu.