Andipatti is located at 15 Km from Chengam town in
Chengam taluk of Tiruvannamalai District. Systematic excavation was
carried out by the Tamil Nadu State Department of Archaeology in the
Excavation at two sites namely Nattamedu and
Sambalkadu, yielded pottery of Megalithic and Historic period.
Pottery collection include Black and Red ware sherds and coarse red
ware sherds. On the basis of unearthed antiquities such as
terracotta objects and figurines of 6th to 12th Century CE and
megalithic appendages, it is understood that this site had been
continuously inhabited since 1st Century BCE till 12th Century CE.
The remarkable findings include inscribed
postsherds, graffiti postsherds and terracotta figurines of mother
goddess. Two cultural periods were demarcated from the unearthed