On a recent visit to Chikballapur I found very ancient buildings converted to auto garages and stores. I also found that in some places the roads have risen to the height of half the buildings. (Some Pictures below. The others will be put up in http://satyaphoto.wordpress.com)
One of the statements people keep making about Indian history… is “No archaeological Evidence”. Many scholars (including myself) have previously said that in India the most ancient of bricks and structures have been reused and ancient cities have been built upon, over and over again for thousands of centuries. Also with our habits like cremation of the dead and distribution of the ashes in the rivers (from Sri Rama’s time), you only get skeletons etc that have been buried by volcanic eruptions – as in the case of the “Narmada Skull”.