Rock Art in Palani Hills, Tamilnadu, India.
Amateur archaeologists have discovered rock arts dating back to 2000 BC, located at about 1000 feet in Nedamalai Hills range about 30 km from Palani, Tamilnadu, India.
Drawn using animal fat and herbal colors in two panels. One, a hunter leading his followers. One man riding on an animal, a man with an axe in his hand, and a man rowing a river, which is believed to be Kuthiraiyaru river there. The herbal color has flowed down and only the animal fat remains intact, and this gives the painting an aschen color.
The other cave has seven blood lines in red lined depicting “ezhu kannimargal” (seven virgins) highlighted by ancient Tamils. The pots found here could belong to the last megalithic age about 1000 BC, which could mean that this cave was a continuous habitat by man. Neolithic also have been found here.
Comments from the Archeological Survey of India mention the age of these rocks at around 2000 BC.
Source: Times of India, January 19, 2009