- Explorers from Government Victoria College have discovered iron implements from the catchment area of the Malampuzha dam in the Palakkad district. The iron implements were unearthed from a cist burial found in the area. They belong to the Iron Age in Kerala.
- In Kerala, the Iron Age burials dated back to 700 BC. These burials are the evidence for secondary burials which was practised during that period.
- The iron implements were spotted during a survey of Iron Age sites and burials as part of a University Grants Commission (UGC)-aided project that began in 2014.
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