Archaeology

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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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Sahapedia: Dr Ratnagar, how does one introduce the layperson to a topic such as yours—a civilization that endured at least 6000 years, and one that covered a truly vast area?   Shereen Ratnagar: It is a very vast topic. One usually begins with some map work. The Harappa civilization covered a…
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It is almost a century since sites and remains of an ancient bronze age civilization were unearthed over the north-western region of the Indian subcontinent, along the Indus river. On the basis of its location and spread, this civilization has been named and renamed: from the Indus Valley…
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