Prehistory of Jharkhand

 Prehistory of Jharkhand

THE NEOLITHIC AGE:

Jharkhand for the first time finds mention in the chronicles of the Mughals and in the Bangla Vaishnav literature in which the description of the journey of the Bhakti saint Shri Chaitanya which he makes through this state to Benares is found.

Spread over an area of 79,714 sq kms, the region is speckled with rivers , water falls, plateaus, valleys and hills with altitudes ranging between 1,000 and 4,000 feet. The state is interspersed with forests having predominance of trees like Sal (Shorea Robusta), Palas (Butea Monspermas taub), Mahua (Bassia Lattifgolia), Simul, (Bombax Malabaricum), Khair (Accacia Calechu), Gamhar (Gimelina Arboria), Banyan (Ficus Benghalensis L), Bat (Ficus Religiosa) etc. Fauna as tigers, leopards, bison, rhinos, elephants once roamed freely in these woods.Prehistory of Jharkhand

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