Hunsgi Paleolithic Site

It is located in Karnataka, in the Yadgir district, this place has a number of early Paleolithic sites. On this site, many stone tools, and weapons that are made of reddish-brown chert are found.

The tools found include longish blades and many other instruments for multi-purpose usage. In some sites there were a large number of tools were found, which shows there is the possibility that factories existed.

In Hunsgi Paleolithic site most of the tools were made of limestone found locally. About 15000 stone tools were found on this site. This site is said to be the oldest site in India and older than Pallavaram in Tamil Nadu.

Hunsgi lies in the northwestern part of Karnataka, India.


  1. Hunsgi in which state?

Hunsgi, is situated in Yadgir district in Karnataka state in India.

2. Why is Hunsgi famous in history?

Hunsgi is famous due to the presence of a number of early palaeolithic sites.

3. Is Hunsgi is a factory site?

Different tools are found on Hunsgi site. This makes us understand that the Hunsgi is a habitation-factory site. Also, most of the tools were found near springs and water bodies which gives us evidence that people lived there.

4. Is Hunsgi a Paleolithic site?

As said, earlier Hunsgi has a number of early Paleolithic sites. Many stone tools and weapons made of reddish-brown chert are found.

5. What are the main findings of Hunsgi short answer?

Researchers have found several tools and weapons that might be used to scrape bark, cut mean, chop fruits etc.

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* * All the Notes in this blog, are referred from Tamil Nadu State Board Books and Samacheer Kalvi Books. Kindly check with the original Tamil Nadu state board books and Ncert Books.
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