Dolmen is an ancient stone structure consisting of a large flat stone on top of two or more upright ones, built above the place where humans were buried. These were usually erected in the memory of the dead.
In India, such structures are mainly found in the southern states of Karnataka and Kerala.
Kanti Pawar led the excavation for Deccan College. He was assisted by students Kim Yong Jun, Akash Srinivas and Pankaj Kahalekar.
Edited from the Times of India: Dolmens at Shankarpur discovered by Archaeologists