Asura Site Khuntitola Attractions of ASI Ranchi Circle
Asura Site Khuntitola
The Asura site Khuntitola first noticed by Shri S.C. Roy in 1915. He found that in the village Khuntitola a large tract of land, in which fifty slabs and stone were seen exposed above the ground. He dug the site and removed twelve numbers of these stone slabs. While digging he found the graves with earthen jars containing bones of the dead. Some of these jars were found placed one over the other up to a maximum number of four at a time. Inside each larger jar, a small chukka (i.e. a jug, with a narrow mouth) and an earthen lamp were found. Some of the jars have other objects like copper ornaments and beads of stone and copper. Shri S.C.Roy has also found during the course of excavation copper bracelets, bronze bracelets, bronze ball, copper anklet, iron ring, iron bracelet and other iron implements. The site was further explored by Shri A. Ghosh in about 1944 and was found strewn over with disintegrated pieces of bone and a good number of red ware, potsherds were coarse fabric, thicker in section and terracotta red in colour. He has found from the site a lid of vessel, a fragment of a jar and two pieces of potsherds decorated with double line of concentric circles. The site belongs to early centuries of Christian era.