Archaeology

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Ajeya Vajpayee
Madku Dweep is an island on the Shivanatha river in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Its landscape is lush green and the numerous waterfalls evoke a picturesque setting. Besides its topography the site yields archaeological and historical remains from the 11th century. The present site is a…
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Madku Dweep is an island on the Shivanath river in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Besides its popularity as a picturesque river island, Madku Dweep is also known for nineteen stone monuments from the 11th century, Kalachuri period. The site was discovered in the 20th century, followed by…
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എം.എസ്. രാഖേഷ് കൃഷ്ണന്‍ (M.S. Rakhesh Krishnan)
കേരളത്തിലെ കോട്ടകളെക്കുറിച്ച് ആധികാരികമായി പഠനം നടത്തിയ പുരാവസ്തുഗവേഷകനാണ് ഡോ. അജിത്കുമാര്‍. ഇപ്പോള്‍ കേരള സര്‍വകലാശാല ആര്‍ക്കിയോളജി വിഭാഗം തലവനാണ്. കേരളത്തിലെ കോട്ടകളെക്കുറിച്ച് Forts of Kerala എന്ന പുസ്തകം അദ്ദേഹം പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. കാസര്‍കോട്ടെ കോട്ടകളെക്കുറിച്ച് അജിത്കുമാറുമായി നടത്തിയ…
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Dr Rachel A Varghese
A handful of megalithic sites in Kerala are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Thrissur Circle, under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. They are accessible to the public free of cost. This article introduces the reader to the megalithic site…
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Jaseera CM
  Anna O. Shepard, US archaeologist, in the preface of her book Ceramics for the Archaeologist talks of ‘the ceramic technologist [as someone] who attempts to write a general book on ceramics and then finds himself in the position of a leopard who would like to hide his spots.’[i] Her words point…
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Dr. Rachel A Varghese
Burials/memorials, called megaliths in archaeological terminology, are one of the most common archaeological remains found in Kerala. While the practice of raising monuments of large (mega) stones (liths) was prevalent in many parts of Peninsular India, the monuments of the region show high…
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Samayita Banerjee
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Samayita Banerjee
  Around 34 kilometres from the city of Calcutta, removed from the humdrum of the metropolis and still further from its intellectual cacophony, lies an unpretentious yet fascinating site. This is the site of Chandraketugarh, tucked away near a small village called Berachampa in the North 24…
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Samayita Banerjee
Chandraketugarh is an archaeological site in West Bengal, very near to the city of Kolkata. The history of Chandraketugarh goes back to pre- Mauryan times, that is the 2nd century BCE. Scholars have suggested that since then the site has seen continuous occupation throughout the Sunga-Kushana…
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