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It is one of the largest stelae fields in Gedeo Zone at Yirga Chefe Woreda, Deko kebele 3.2km far from the main road. This site has a total number of 1530 stelae concentrated in an area of 21,600 sq. m with 225 m. length and 96m width. The height of these stelae varies from 5 m to 0.50 m. The circumference of the largest stelae measures 1.80m.The megalithic stelae of Chelba -Tutiti site are mostly phallic type (similar to male sex organ ) with little anthropomorphic type of stelae. Phallic type of stelae is older than the anthropomorphic ones which are typically cylindrical in shape and rounded at the top. Joussaume who did research on the site described that the stelae in Chelb-Tutiti site have marked graves and the bodies beneath them were buried in a fetal or vertical position unlike the bodies in Tuto- fela which was a site where people were buried lying flat instead of its foetal position. The stelae in Tutiti seem to be found in their original position. These selae are also stretched north to south in row in an arranged pattern. The majority of stelae in Chelba -Tutiti are lying on the ground.
The stelae at Chelba- Tutiti site are relatively huge compared to other megalithic sites of stelae in Gedeo zone.