The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka are in the foothills of the Vindhyan Mountains on the southern edge of the central Indian plateau. Within massive sandstone outcrops, above comparatively dense forest, are five clusters of natural rock shelters, displaying paintings that appear to date from the Mesolithic Period right through to the historical period. The cultural traditions of the inhabitants of the twenty-one villages adjacent to the site bear a strong resemblance to those represented in the rock paintings.

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Smaller group

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DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
India 
Category
Cultural
Name
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(v)
Year of Registered
2003
Keyword
Registered in 2003