Kadapa: In yet another rare finding, paintings by aborigines were found in Kadapa district. The most recent one was in Ramireddypalle village of Vempalle mandal and was discovered by a student Nagendra Babu, along with Raghuyadav, a researcher in the department of history and archaeology at the Yogi Vemana University.
They came across stone paintings (petroglyphs) of aboriginal black shells. In an earlier finding in Muddanur village, aborigine paintings were found in a cave.
Raghu Yadav said they were Primitive period paintings found in Kadapa village. He said there are about 30 to 40 similar pictures here. The locals call this place Sinnagundla Katuwa, Sinnagundla Bayalu, Toravalla Katuwa.
According to Raghu Yadav, there are two types of stone paintings by aborigines- Picto Groups and Petro Glips. Archaeologists say Petro Glips dates back to the New Stone Age, between 2900 BC and 1000 BC.
The discoveries included human-shaped figures, armed man, ox and horse, toys of man riding on ox and other animals. Two of these bulls were said to have been nicely written. He pointed out that in primitive days, the height and lengths of bullocks' were nearly equal in size. Based on the stone paintings on the shells, it is safe to say that the site was a Neolithic abode, he asserted. Archaeologists have also confirmed that Petro Glips were painted by primitives.