Sri. E.S.L. Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh

Sri. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Sri.Neerabh Kumar Prasad, I.A.S, Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism and Culture


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Dr. G.V. Ramakrishna Rao, Director

LIST OF DEPARTMENTAL EXPLORATIONS 1970 TO 2002

Sl. No.

Year

Nature of the Site

Village

District

1

1970-71

Buddhist

Dommeru

West Godavari

2

-do-

Temples

Kangundi

Chittoor

3

-do-

Buddhist

Takkellapadu

Krishna

4

-do-

Temple

Adoni

Kurnool

5

-do-

Temple

Jayati

Visakhapatnam

6

-do-

Fort walls

Tondamanu

Chittoor

7

-do-

Water drawing(French settlement)

Pedapulivarru

Guntur

8

-do-

Temples, inscriptions

Pratapakonda, Musalimadugu, Bannur

(Srisailam surrounded)

Kurnool

9

1971-72

Brick structures &

Loose Sculptures

Pennada

West Godavari

10

-do-

Temples

Korukonda

East Godavari

11

-do-

Temples

Patnam

Anantapur

12

-do-

Temple

Allurukona

Anantapur

13

-do-

Temple

Chukkaluru

Anantapur

14

1972-73

Mound

Siripuram

Visakhapatnam

15

-do-

Buddhist

Mukhalingam

Srikakulam

16

-do-

Temples

Srikakulam

Srikakulam

17

-do-

Ancient brick &

Loose Sculptures

Deeagahasi

Srikakulam

18

-do-

Pre-Historic site

(Mesolithic age)

Seethapalli

East Godavari

19

-do-

Mesolithic tools

Rampachodavaram & seethapalli

East Godavari

20

-do-

Jaina images

Kajuluru

East Godavari

21

-do-

Images

Sila

East Godavari

22

-do-

Temple

Yeditha

East Godavari

23

-do-

Temple

Kuyyeru

East Godavari

24

1973-74

Temple

Chinnatumbalam

Kurnool

25

-do-

Fort & Temples

Polukal

Kurnool

26

-do-

Temples

Gadekal

Anantapur

27

-do-

Temple

Veepalaparthy

Anantapur

28

-do-

Temples and

Buddhist Stupas

Buddagavi

Anantapur

29

-do-

Fort and temples

Konduppi

Anantapur

30

-do-

Fort

Yerragunta

Dr Y S R Kadapa

31

-do-

Temple

Rayachoti

Dr Y S R Kadapa

32

1974-75

Pre & proto Historic site

Ambapuram

Nellore

33

-do-

Pre Historic site

Padamati palem

Nellore

34

-do-

Ancient Habitation site

Taticherla

Prakasam

35

-do-

Early Historic site

Irlapadu

Nellore

36

-do-

Mound and temple

Dupadu

Prakasam

37

-do-

Temples

Doddavada

Prakasam

38

-do-

Temples

Racharla

Prakasam

39

-do-

Inscription

Anantasagaram

Nellore

40

1975-76

Megalithic period

Jonnavada

Nellore

41

-do-

Megalithic period

Peddasanagallu

Krishna

42

1976-77

Exploration work

Dongalasani

Dr Y S R Kadapa

43

-do-

Early Historic period (Trail exploration)

Irlapadu

Nellore

44

-do-

Buddhist Site

(Trail exploration)

Totlakonda

Visakhapatnam

45

-do-

Siva temples and Megalithic cairncircles

Agarmangalam

Chittoor

46

-do-

Remains of

stone pillars

Kottagraharam

Chittoor

47

-do-

Buddhist site

Nandaluru

Dr Y S R Kadapa

48

1977-78

Temple

Gadekal

Anantapur

49

-do-

Well

Nittur

Anantapur

50

-do-

Temple

Pennaahobilam

Anantapur

51

-do-

Meddle stone age site

Kanigiri

Prakasam

52

-do-

Meddle stone age site

Lingareddypalli

Prakasam

53

-do-

Meddle stone age site

Near Dachur

Nellore

54

-do-

Meddle stone age site

Narasimhakonda

Nellore

55

-do-

Meddle stone age site

Venkatachalasatram

Nellore

56

-do-

Temple

(Veerabadhra swamy)

Rayachoti

Dr Y S R Kadapa

57

-do-

Temple

(Narasimha swamy)

Jallavandlapalli

Dr Y S R Kadapa

58

-do-

Temple (siva)

Vallur

Dr Y S R Kadapa

59

-do-

Mulasthanesvara swamy

Pottapi

Dr Y S R Kadapa

60

-do-

Temple

Peddachappali

Dr Y S R Kadapa

61

-do-

Mahankaligadda temple

Papanghri

Dr Y S R Kadapa

-NILL-

62

1979-80

Neolithic period

Vairadhara

Krishna

63

-do-

Habitation site

(Early historic)

Lam

Guntur

64

-do-

Temples

1.Siva temple

2.Ranganadha

swami Temple

3.Madhumati temple

4.Dattatriya temple

Near Ettipotal,

(Gurajala taluk)

Guntur

65

-do-

Fort & Temples

1.Ghantala

Ramalingeswara temple

2.Venugopala

Swamy Temple

3.sivaTemple

(sivunigudi)

Tangedu

Guntur

66

-do-

Temples (two)

1.Sri kaleswara swamy temple

2.Janardhana

swamy temple

Madugula

Guntur

67

-do-

Temples (two)

1.Rupalammagudi

2.Sidheswara lakshmi

Terla (Gurajala)

Guntur

68

-do-

Habitation site

(Trail exploration)

Chellapadu

Nellore

69

-do-

Temple

Pidatalagudipadu

Kurnool

70

-do-

Fort

Survepalli

Nellore

71

-do-

Pre historic site

Sitapalli

(Rampachodavaram)

East Godavari

72

-do-

Pre historic site

Releswaram

East Godavari

73

-do-

Buddhist

Erravaram

East Godavari

74

-do-

Temple

Rayadurgam

East Godavari

75

1980-81

Early historic site

Duggirajapatnam

Nellore

76

-do-

Habitation site

Vikralapet

Prakasam

77

-do-

Old tunnel

Nellore (C A M High school)

Nellore

78

-do-

Pre-Historic site

Kotamitta

Nellore

79

-do-

Temple

(Rajarajeswari)

Veldurthi

Kurnool

80

-do-

Ramaswamy temple

Singanamala

Anantapur

81

-do-

Cist-burial(locally called Arya Mouryula Illu)

Mudigala

Anantapur

82

-do-

Natural caves

Nasanakota

Anantapur

83

-do-

Collected several ring wells and potsherds

Lebaka

Dr Y S R Kadapa

84

-do-

Patigadda (Mound)

Tallapaka

Dr Y S R Kadapa

85

-do-

Meddle Palaeolithic period & early historic site

Gokinakonda

Guntur

86

-do-

Buddhist stupa

Jaggayyapet

Krishna

87

-do-

Temple (Venkateswara

Swamy)

Thirumalagiri (Jaggayyapet taluk)

Krishna

88

-do-

Buddhist stupa

Dhupadu

Krishna

89

-do-

Early historic site

Pedamadduru (Mangalagiri taluk)

Guntur

90

1981-82

Buddhist site

Ghantasala

Krishna

91

-do-

Meddle Palaeolithic site

Gollapalli (near tripurantakam)

Krishna

92

-do-

Meddle Palaeolithic site

Madugula

Kurnool

93

-do-

Neolithic site

Gunadala, Vijayawada

Krishna

94

-do-

Megalithic sit

Nandikotkur

Kurnool

95

-do-

Neolithic-

chalcolithi site

Nandikotkur

Kurnool

96

-do-

Habitational site (early historic)

Kotamitta

Nellore

97

-do-

Dolmens

Chapalamadugu

Nellore

98

-do-

Surface Explorations

Mekavaripalli

Chittoor

99

-do-

Surface Explorations

Mangadu

Chittoor

100

-do-

Surface Explorations

Aghramangalam

Chittoor

101

-do-

Satavahana site

Thondagi

East Godavari

102

-do-

Temple (Chimbara Swamy)

Sitampeta

West Godavari

103

-do-

Temple

(Sri Mandavya Narayana swamy)

Samarlakota

West Godavari

104

-do-

Temple

(Kota Satthamma)

Timmarajupalem

East Godavari

105

-do-

Neolithic site

Katamadevuni hill

Anantapur

106

-do-

Ash-Mounds

Itlampalle and Malapuram

Anantapur

107

-do-

Ash-Mounds

Gudikallu, near Emmiganuru

Kurnool

108

1982-83

Jaina caves and Images

Sangamayyakonda, Gollakonda (M)

Amudalavalasa

Srikakulam

109

-do-

Burials

Kummaragunta near dachur (V) Rapur taluk

Nellore

110

-do-

Burials

Ucchuru (v) Sullurupet taluk

Nellore

111

-do-

Ash-Mound

Rachampalle (V)

Ananthapur

112

-do-

Ash-Mound

Narisinayanikona

Ananthapur

113

-do-

Burials, Early historic

Gullapalayam, Uravakonda

Ananthapur

114

1983-84

Early historic site

Medapi (V) Tripuranthakam

Krishna

115

-do-

Palaeolithic period

Inavolu

Guntur

116

-do-

Palaeolithic period

Kottapalem(Vinukonda-Markapuram)

Guntur

117

-do-

Late Achaelean Artifacts

Parvathipuram

Guntur

118

-do-

Middle paleolothic

Gollapalli

Guntur

119

-do-

Palaeolithic tools

Yellampalli (near Gundlakamma)

Guntur

120

-do-

Buddhist

Chandavaram

Prkasam

121

-do-

Temple (Srilakshmi Narayana Swamy)

Mattamsariapalli (sompet taluk)

Srikakulam

122

-do-

Temples

Jayati

Srikakulam

123

-do-

Temple (Sri Potteswra Swamy) jaina

Pottangi, Sompet

Srikakulam

124

-do-

Siva images

Talasamudram and vaddadi

Srikakulam

125

-do-

Pre-historic

Haralgi (V) Vuravakonda

Anantapur

126

-do-

Stone Epigraphy

Peddavadugu, Gutti

Anantapur

127

-do-

Neolithic period

Dayyalakuntapalli (Singanamala)

Anantapur

128

-do-

Pre-historic site

Andepalle (V) kambadur

Anantapur

129

-do-

Neolithic period

Jambuladinne (V) chinnadandikonda, peddadondakonda (Singanamala)

Anantapur

130

-do-

Lime stone caves

Yerratera/yerrazari Gobbi

Kurnool

131

-do-

Caves

Belum (koilkuntla)

Kurnool

132

-do-

Early historic

Dommaranandalya (Jammalamadugu)

Dr Y S R Kadapa

133

-do-

Early historic

Goriganur

Y S R Kadapa

134

-do-

Medieval period

Naragallu (chittoor)

Chittoor

135

1984-85

Mound

Patnadi Duggirajapatnam

(yathivridibba (V) Gollavanidibba)

Nellore

136

1985-86

Temple

Appikonda

Visakhapatnam

137

-do-

Megalithic

Uchchuru (V) Doravanisatram (M)

Nellore

138

-do-

Megalithic

Kummaragunta,

Rapur taluk

Nellore

139

-do-

Stonage Implements

Vidapanakal(v)

Uravankonda

Anantapur

140

-do-

Ancient Habitation site

Gollapalli (V) Kalahasti (M)

Chittoor

141

1986-87

Ancient well

Gudluru(V) Mittapalyam(M)

Prakasam

142

-do-

Temple (Achtyuta Swamy)

Kulluru (v) Kaluvayi (m)

Nellore

143

-do-

Treasure tore

Pullalacheruvu

Nellore

144

-do-

Fort and Temples

1.Sri Chennakesava Swamy

2.Sri Vemulamma

3.Sri Rama

Kotapadu

(Cuddapah-Madhavaram)

Nellore

145

-do-

Temples

Mittapalem (Hamlet of kotapadu)

Nellore

146

-do-

Burial

Kolavennu (Kankipadu)

Krishna

147

-do-

Stone images

Maddetipalli (v)

Bantimilli (M)

Krishna

148

-do-

Buddhist sculptures

Etravaripalem,

Karlapalem (M)

Guntur

149

-do-

Ancient settlements

(Cave site Neolithic)

Guttikonda, Sattenapalli

Guntur

150

1987-88

Temple structural remains

Pathasugamam chipalli (Proddutur)

YSR Kadapa

151

-do-

Temple

Ratnagiri (Tuni)

East Godavari

152

-do-

Megalithic Burial

Lam, Guntur

Guntur

153

-do-

Early Historic site

Maddur (v)

Anantapur

154

-do-

Neolithic potsherds Megalithic potsherds

Varadhara Annavaram, Veeralapadu (M)

Krishna

155

-do-

Rock brushings

Mogalrajapuram, Viajayawada

Krishna

156

-do-

Lower Palaeolithic implements

Tummapalem (v)Medarametla (M)

Prakasam

157

-do-

Megalithic burials

Vaddipadu, donakonda (M)

Prakasam

158

-do-

Megalithic burials

Burrepalem (V)

Prakasam

159

-do-

Megalithic burials

Aamanuru (v) Adanki (M)

Prakasam

160

-do-

Megalithic burials

Manikeswaram

Prakasam

161

-do-

Temple (few loose sculptures)

Reddyganapavaram (v) jeelugumilli(M)

West Godavari

162

1988-89

Neolithic implements & Rock shelters(Paintings)

Buddagavi (V) Uravakonda(M)

Kutamala hill and Buddhagavi

Anantapur

163

-do-

Parsvanadha image

Kuntur

Anantapur

164

-do-

Siva temple

Rachayapet (v) Gopavaram (M)

Dr Y S R Kadapa

165

-do-

Fort and temple (Rama Temple)

Ramadurgam(V) Ramachandra (M)

East Godavari

166

-do-

Mud fort

Raghudevapuram (V) Rajahmandry

East Godavari

167

-do-

Temple (Anandeswara temple)

Gangalakuru(V) Ambajipet(M)

East Godavari

168

-do-

Pre- historic implements

Dakkili (V) Venkatagiri (M)

Nellore

169

-do-

Early historic mould

Duvvuru (v) Kovuuru (M)

Nellore

170

-do-

Early historic site

Yelleyapalem (M)

Nellore

171

-do-

Two habitation sites

Yekollu (V) Doravarisatram (M)

Nellore

172

-do-

Pre historic site

Kalluru, Doravarisatram (M)

Nellore

173

-do-

Rock shelters with Venkateswara temple

Vattam (v)

Kurnool

174

1989-90

Temple (Venugopala Swamy temple)

Vizalapuram (V) Ramakuppam(M)

Krishna

175

-do-

Early historic sites

G. Madhavaram (V) Virulapadu (M)

Krishna

176

-do-

Early historic sites

Kadakallu (V) Vuyyueu (M)

Krishna

177

-do-

Early historic sites

Ghantasala

Krishna

178

-do-

Early historic sites

Vanduru, Mudinepalli

Krishna

179

-do-

Temple (siva)

Madigunta (V) Chintapalli (M)

Visakhapatnam

180

-do-

Buddhist site

Gopalapatnam

Visakhapatnam

181

1990-91

Temple (Pulingeswara Swamy)

Penumuru (v)

Chittoor

182

-do-

Temple (Devi)

Chennavaram (V) Koduru (M)

Dr Y S R Kadapa

183

-do-

Early Historic site

Gaddamidepalli (v) T.Sundurupalli(M)

Dr Y S R Kadapa

184

-do-

Buddhist site

Sitanagaram (V) Tadepalli (M)

Guntur

185

-do-

Medieval sites

Polavaram

Krishna

186

-do-

Pre historic and Medieval site

Patempadu (V) Chandarlapadu (M)

Krishna

187

-do-

Caves and Vijayanagar Mandapas

Jagannathagutta

Kurnool

188

-do-

Neolithic habitation site

Ramathirtham (V) Chimakurthi (M)

Prakasam

189

1991-92

Jaina temple with lose scultures

Sanganapalle (V)

Dakkali (M)

Nellore

190

-do-

Anthromorphic figures

Galagamudi (V)

Manubrolu (M)

Nellore

191

-do-

Anthromorphic figures

Vedavapalem (V)

Nellore

192

-do-

Big Rock shelter Or temple dedicates to Jaina

Siddulaiah konda

Nellore

193

-do-

Temple

(Sri Sangameswara)

Muddirthi (V)

Chodavaram (M)

Visakhapatnam

194

-do-

Temple

(Dharmalingeswara)

Panchadarla

Visakhapatnam

195

-do-

Buddhist site

Pavuralakonda (V)

Bhimunipatnam (M)

Visakahapatnam

196

-do-

Meghalthi burial

Kalluru (V)

Kuruchedu

Prakasam

197

-do-

Two Shiva temples

Siddhone Konduru (v)

Jaladhanki (M)

Prakasam

-NILL-

198

1993-94

Pot sherds (early and medoval period)

Parvalli (V)

Anantapur

199

1994-95

Cave site

Enugugavi (V)

Kunduri (M)

Anantapur

200

-do-

Laxmi Narsimhaswamy temple

Pennaprurkona (V)

Ontimitta (M)

Dr Y S R Kadapa

201

-do-

Narsimhaswamy temple

Jallawandlapalli (V)

Dr Y S R Kadapa

202

1995-96

Pre-Proto and early historic pot shards

Ratnagiri Fort

Anantapur

203

-do-

Ruined stone fort

Kokkanti (V) Kadiri (M)

Anantapur

204

-do-

Laxmi Narsimhaswamy temple

Kokkanti (V) Kadiri (M)

Anantapur

205

-do-

Dilaparated Vaishnavite temple

Lakumammagutta (V)

Kadidri (M)

Anantapur

206

-do-

Fort and Ramport walls

Kutagulla (V) Kadiri(M)

Anantapur

207

1996-97

AtmaRamachandra Swamy Temple

Siriganamala (V)&(M)

Anantapur

208

-do-

Caves and Rock shelters

Vedapanakallu (V)

Uravakonda (M)

Anantpur

209

-do-

Caves along with temples

Salakonacheruvu (V)

Singanamala (M)

Anantapur

210

-do-

Early historic mounts

Sasanikota (V) Parigi (M)

Anantapur

211

1997-98

Cave temple (Gattumallappa)

Chadum (V)

Anantapur

212

-do-

Megalithic Burials

Adiguppa (V)

Anantapur

213

1998-99

Siva Temple (Trikuta)

Kilimigundla (V)

Karnool

214

-do-

Ruined temple locally known as Bujadavsi gutta

Damaraya (V)

Nellore

215

-do-

Buddha image and Bricks

Kunturu (V)

Nellore

216

1999-

2000

Megalthic cairns

Gullapalem

(near Guntakal)

Anantapur

217

-do-

Megalthic burials

Mulakanur (Kalyandurgam)

Anantapur

218

-do-

Megalthic burials

Papampalli (V)

Anantapur

219

-do-

Siva temple(Dilaparated condition)

Devudugonde

Devipatnam (M)

East Godavari

220

-do-

1.Sri Amrutheswara

swamy temple

2.Sarumudamma temple

Peduru (V) T.P.gudem(M)

Nellore

221

-do-

Cist burials

Addanki

Prakasam

222

-do-

Early historic site (Hillocks)

Chintalapalem (V)

Kisimkoti(M)

Visakhapatnam

223

-do-

Brick walls (15th CAD)

Mukhalingam (V)

Srikakulam

224

-do-

Lose Cultures

Shikaruganj (V)

Vijayanagaram



List of excavations conducted by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Andhra Pradesh from 1914- to till date.

Sl.No.

Village and District

Year

Nature of the Site.

1.

Pennada (West Godavari District)

1970-71

Early Historic Site

2.

Chandavaram (Prakasam District)

1972-73

1973-74

1974-75

1975-76

1976-77

1996-97

Buddhist Site

3.

Motupalli (Prakasam District)

1973-74

Early Historic Site

4.

Aagiripally (Krishna District)

1976-77

Megalithic Burial

5.

Jonnawada (Nellore District)

1976-77

Megalithic Burial

6.

Dupadu( Prakasam District)

1976-77

Buddhist Site

7.

R. Kunatalapadu (Kurnool District)

1976- 77

Early Historic Site

8.

Palacole (West Godavari District)

1976-77

Dutch Cemetery

9.

Gargeyapuram (Kurnool District)

1977-78

Medieval Site

10.

Dongalasami (Cuddapah District)

1977-78

Early Historic Site

11.

Hullikallu (Anantapuram District)

1978-79

Ash Mound

12.

Mogalirajapuram (Krishna District)

1978-79

Cave Site

13.

Nandaluru (Kadapa District)

1978-79

1979-80

Buddhist Site.

14.

Rajahmudryu (East Godavari District)

1978-79

1979-80

1980-81

1986-87

Early Historic Site.

15.

Musalimadugu (Kurnool District)

1981-82

Early Historic Site.

16.

Bavikonda (Visakhapatnam District)

1982-83

1983-84

1984-85

1985-86

1986-87

1991-92

Buddhist Site.

17.

Mortha (West Godavari District)

1983-84

1984-85

1985-86

Buddhist Site.

18.

Illuru Kothapet (Kurnool District)

1983-84

Medieval Site

19.

Gorignurupalli (Kadapa District )

1984-85

Early Historic Site

20.

Dommaranandyala (Kadapa District)

1984-85

Early Historic Site

21.

Mylavaram Dam Site (Kadapa District)

1984-85

Early Historic Site

22.

Mettapeta (Srikakulam District)

1984-85

Early Historic Site

23.

Peddakodamagundla (Guntur District)

1984-85

Temple Site

24.

Belum Caves (Kurnool District)

1984-85

Caves Site

25.

Bapatla (Guntur District)

1985-86

Megalithic Burial

26.

Buddham (Gunturu District)

1985-86

Megalithic Burial

27.

Naragullu (Chittoor District)

1985-86

Medieval Site

28.

Gollapalli (Chittoor District)

1985-86

Temple Site

29.

Kondayyavalasa (Visakhapatnam District)

1986-87

Early Historic Site.

30.

Chitrangi Palace (Rajahmundry)

East Godavari District.

1986-87

Temple Site.

31.

Gudupally (Chittoor District)

1987-88

Medieval Site

32.

Mallipaudu (Guntur District)

1987-88

1988-89

Early Historic Site

33.

Takkelapadu (Krishna District)

1987-88

Buddhist Site

34

Totlakonda (Visakhapatnam)

1988-89

1989-90

1990-91

1991-92

Buddhist Site

35.

Sugumanchipalli (Kadapa District)

1988-89

Temple Site

36.

Duvvuru (Nellore District)

1989-90

Early Historic Site

37.

Vijaya Keeladri (Vijayawada, Krishna District)

1990-91

Buddhist Site.

38.

Gopalapatnam (Visakhapatnam)

1990-91

1991-92

1992-93

Early Historic Site

39.

Bublokonda (Visakhaptnam)

1990-91

Early Historic Site

40.

Gaddamidapalli (Kadapa District)

1991-92

Early Historic Site

41.

Pavuralakonda (Visakhapatnam District)

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1996-97

1998-99

2000-01

Buddhist Site.

42.

Buddhagavi (Anantapur)

1992-93

Megalithic Burial

43.

Gulapalyam (Anantapur)

1992-93

Megalithic Burial

44.

Bandamedapalli (Ananthapur)

1992-93

Megalithic Burial

45.

Timmasamudram (Anantapur)

1992-93

Early Historic Site.

46.

Kamakur (Nellore District)

1992-93

Medieval Site

47.

Gollapalle (Nellore District)

1992-93

Brick Structure

48.

Majeru (Krishna District)

1992-93

Early Historic Site.

49.

Kothakallu (Prakasam District)

1992-93

Megalithic Burial

50.

Budithagaddapalli (Anantapur)

1993-94

Early Historic Site

51.

Tandamandu (Chittoor District)

1993-94

Early Historic Site

52.

Kothapatnam (Nellore District)

1993-94

Early Historic Site

53.

Darapalem (Visakhapatnam)

1993-94

Buddhist Site

54.

Dantapuram (Srikakulam District)

1993-94

1998-99

Buddhist Site

55.

Pareadesipalem (Visakhapatnam District)

1994-95

Early Historic Site

56.

Bheemunipatnam (Visakhapatnam District)

1994-95

Early Historic Site

57.

Amalapuram (Visakhapatnam District)

1994-95

Early Historic Site

58.

Erravaram (East Godavari District)

1996-97

Buddhist Site

59.

Chandavaram (Prakasam District)

1996-97

Buddhist Site

60.

Kothapatnam (Nellore District)

1996-97

Mounds Site

61.

Enugulagavi (Anantapur District)

1998-99

Megalithic Burial

62.

Maddiyanapalli ( Chittoor District)

1998-99

Megalithic Burial

63.

Juvvaladinna (Nellore District)

1998-99

Early Historic Site

64.

Muppalla (Prakasam District)

1998-99

Early Historic Site

65.

Lanjagudipadu (Prakasam District)

1998-99

Early Historic Site

66.

Tallapaka (Kadapa District)

1999-2000

Early Historic Site

67.

Ucchuru (Nellore District)

1999-2000

Early Historic Site

68.

Gunadala (Krishna District)

1999-2000

Pre Historic Site

69.

Paidipaka (West Godavari District)

1999-2000

Temple Site

70.

Tutigunta (West Godavari)

1999-2000

Temple Site.

71.

Errapalem (Guntur District)

2000-01

Buddhist Site

72.

Penumaka (Guntur District)

2000-01

Buddhist Site

73.

Addanki (Prakasam District)

2000-01

Megalithic Site

74.

Challangi (East Godavari District)

2004-05

Early Historic Site

75.

Jagatipadu (Srikakulam District)

2004-05

Buddhist Site

76.

Nandayyapalem (Prakasam District)

2006-07

Buddhist Site

77.

Mothadaka (Guntur District)

2011-12

Megalithic Burial



Technical Branch: This branch is headed by a Deputy Director (Tech) assisted by an Assistant Director (Exc) at the Head Quarters and all Subordinate Offices located in the districts under the supervision of the Director. In conducting exploration, excavations, shifting of sculptures and epigraphical pillars/ slabs to the nearest museums and also preparation of excavations reports. The programme of village wise survey and preparing directory of monuments of A.P for each district attending by the Assistant Director (Research) who is also under his supervision. Documentation of monuments, explorations, excavations, photographs attended by the photography sections is also under the control of Deputy Director (Tech). This branch has to attend the following two works.

(A) Exploration:

Surface explorations have a vital role to play in bringing to light the nature and the distribution of artifacts or cultures not only in a site but also over a wider region. The term exploration is used in India to distinguish preliminary site survey from excavation. Crawford would call it ?archaeology without digging?. In fact, one of the primary tasks of an archaeologist is to explore an area or a site for its archaeological potentialities before he undertakes excavation. Site survey is a preliminary study of the field data available on the surface of a site or an area.

(B) Excavations:

Excavations follow explorations. Surface exploration wood give only an idea about the general nature and the broad cultural overview of the site, it is through excavations we can get a comprehensive picture of the succession of cultures as well as the material contents of the site.

Excavations constitute a significant part of the activities of the Department of Archaeology and Museums. This has been one of the primary method for unearthing the treasures and wonders of history that lay buried under different layers of the ground surface and sub surface.

The Department of Archaeology has conducted excavations more than 79 in residuary Andhra Pradesh. Some important sites are given below..... Chandavaram, Motupalli, Ageripalli, Jonnawada, Dupadu, Hullikalu, Mogalrajapuram, Nandaluru, Bavikonda, Totlakonda, Pavurallakonda, Bellum Cave, Bapatla, Buddham, Mallipadu, Gopalapatnam, Buddhagavi, Dantapuram, Bhemunipatnam, Erravaram, Chandavaram, Kothapatnam, Enugulagavi, Lanjagudipadu, Ucchure, Penumaka, Jagatipadu, Mothadaka, Kandamur, A.Kothapalli. These excavations brought to light the Proto-historic and Early historic cultural material and age-old Buddhist stupas.

     Dr. G.V. Ramakrishna Rao, Director, Department of Archaeology & Museums




















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