Explanation of the Using Pattern of Metal Resources in the North Central and Eastern provinces in the Early Period of Sri Lanka

Thusitha Mendis, Chandana Rohana Withanachchi

Abstract


Resources are very important for creating civilization. Archeological studiesshow that resources have been used during the primary societies. People in the stone ageof Sri Lanka had used different types of rocks for making their tools.

Resources are very important for creating civilization. Archeological studiesshow that resources have been used during the primary societies. People in the stone ageof Sri Lanka had used different types of rocks for making their tools.

For this research, we used collected data relating literature evidences andarcheological methods. The discovery of copper implements from the communities inAnuradhapura is now known as the copper magnetite deposit – one of the major sourcesfor this industry have been found at Seruwila. Recent ecological and archeologicalstudies indicate that copper was extracted from this deposit as early as the 7th centuryB.C.

Mineral resources have been used in the 8th century BC in Sri Lanka. But noscientific investigation has been done on the subject. However this research focuses onhow Sri Lankan societies used mineral resources from the 8th century to the 1st centuryB.C.

Key words: Creating civilization, Primary society, Mineral resources, Residentialommunities


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