The hamlet of Madina lies 15 km east of the town of Meham as well as from the Rohtak district headquarters in Haryana, India. Out of the seven archaeological sites discovered in this revenue jurisdiction, Madina-3 was excavated during February-March 2008 jointly by the Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and the Deccan College, Pune for sole season. This paper aims to discuss comprehensively, the findings gained from the standardised and systematic analyses of faunal remains recovered from sixteen trenches, having 8 habitational phases and yielding evidences of Painted Grey Ware Culture. A total of 2540 skeletal elements were studied on the site itself to obtain a preliminary picture of the animal-based subsistence patterns. The observed faunal diversity of nearly 31 different species can be validated by the presence of several mammals and non-mammals. The former include domestic animals (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, ass and horse) and wild animals (nilgai, chital, sambar, four-horned antelope, blackbuck, gazelle, wild pig, hare, fox, leopard, rhinoceros, and palm cat). Birds (cattle egret and peafowl), reptiles (turtle, gharial, and monitor lizard), molluscs and fishes comprise the latter category.

Report on the faunal remains from Madina, Rohtak District, Haryana.

CHANNARAYAPATNA, Sharada Visweswara
2016

Abstract

The hamlet of Madina lies 15 km east of the town of Meham as well as from the Rohtak district headquarters in Haryana, India. Out of the seven archaeological sites discovered in this revenue jurisdiction, Madina-3 was excavated during February-March 2008 jointly by the Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak and the Deccan College, Pune for sole season. This paper aims to discuss comprehensively, the findings gained from the standardised and systematic analyses of faunal remains recovered from sixteen trenches, having 8 habitational phases and yielding evidences of Painted Grey Ware Culture. A total of 2540 skeletal elements were studied on the site itself to obtain a preliminary picture of the animal-based subsistence patterns. The observed faunal diversity of nearly 31 different species can be validated by the presence of several mammals and non-mammals. The former include domestic animals (cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, ass and horse) and wild animals (nilgai, chital, sambar, four-horned antelope, blackbuck, gazelle, wild pig, hare, fox, leopard, rhinoceros, and palm cat). Birds (cattle egret and peafowl), reptiles (turtle, gharial, and monitor lizard), molluscs and fishes comprise the latter category.
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