THE ROYAL ASIATEC SOCIETY OF SRI LANKA 9th Annual Research Conference 2016 ISSN 1800 - 4067
Balangoda Hominins & Evolution of Sabaragamu Dance- Sri Lanka
1Aravinda Ravibhanu Sumanarathna 2D.D.Kuruppu Bandara 3Iasmina Livia Hornoiu
1,2South Asian Astrobiology & Palaeobiology Research Unit of Eco Astronomy Sri Lanka.
1Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology-University of Kelaniya
2Sri Palee Campus Performing Arts -University of Colombo
3Faculty of Life Sciences - University of Manchester – United Kingdom
1Faculty of Enviroment & Natural Science- University of Southampton - United Kingdom
It is seen that the evolution of Sabaragamuwa Dance has been created due to the promotion of Imitation with Adaptation Motion of the Sri Lankan ‘Vedda’ (ancestors of Sri Lanka). When studying the Palebiodiversity, Paleoantology and Archeology related to Sri Lanka, the imitation with adaptation motion has been started in the latter part of Pleistocene epoch where the Balangoda Hominins are found. Homo sapiens balangodensis was named by Dr. P.E.P. Deraniyagala in 1955 as a subspecies of Homo sapiens. Strong and large jaws, short neck, well developed teeth, short forehead are unique features of Balngoda Hominins. According to the external morphological characteristics and habitual characteristics, there is a high likelihood for Vedda to be the live biological linkage of the Balangoda Hominins.The behavioral nature of man lived around the caves depends on the Paleo-neurology activities. As a result the Pre-Gesture has been created. It is bonded with the relative consistency of the number organisms of species struggle for the existence, survival of the fittest and adaptation for living through the natural selection. The evolution of imitation can be seen as a virtual motion through the expression of feelings in human niche. The resonance motion results through the stimulation of the basic imitation has been a common rule. The horizontal and vertical oscillations in the locomotion of the Balangoda Hominins can be observed in the traditional dances of the Vedda. The basic necessities of the Sabaragamuwa dancing style is same as the neo-motions developed through the pre element of motion described above. Though the Sabaragamuwa dancing takes a traditional vies, in the viewpoint of science it has to be changed according to the time. If homo sapiens is to evolve more, then the motions of the traditional dancing is changing accordingly.
|Demostration of Imitation with Adaptation Motion of Sabaragamu dancing|
Keywords: Balangoda Man (Homo sapiens balangodensis),Vedda,Sabaragamu Dance,Paleo neurology,Virtual motion