Locals at a road construction site near the Mizoram-Tripura border were in for a surprise Friday morning when debris from a landslide threw up

Remains of century-old human skulls, bones, ornaments and pottery shards were from debris of a landside in Mizoram’s Mamit district.

The human skulls, bones, ornaments and pottery shards were spotted by workers on Friday when they were clearing the rubble on Tuidam-Kawrte road near Tripura border, said Mamit district DC Dr Lalrozama.

“When the workers were clearing the rubble, they came across 12 skulls, several bones, ornaments which resemble earrings, a smoking pipe and bits and pieces of earthen pots,” said the deputy commissioner.

Lalrozama said the objects would be handed to the forensic department for examination.

He said that they are now with the police and will be examined soon.

Sujeet Nayan, deputy superintending archaeologist of Archaeological Survey of India, Aizawl circle, said they had worked with experts from the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) in Lucknow to determine the antiquity of the objects.

He said the objects could date back to 8th to 14th centuries AD.

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