Historical excavations set to begin in 7 more places in Tamil Nadu
A study to develop the Thamiraparani river civilization will also be carried out in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts
Kodumanal village in Erode district is among the places where excavation will be done.
A research study to develop the Thamiraparani river civilization will likewise be conducted in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts
Motivated by the historical findings in Keeladi that testified to the existence of an ancient metropolitan Tamil civilisation, the Department of Archaeology has decided to launch excavations at 7 more websites and field research studies in two places.
” The Central Board Of Advisers for Archaeology (CABA) approved consent for the tasks on January 5. This is the very first time the State will have more than 10 excavation tasks by different firms, including the State Archaeology Department and different universities,” said T. Udayachandran, Principal Secretary and Commissioner of the Department.
A map showing the proposed websites for digs in TN.
The Tamil Nadu government has actually designated 3 crore this year, for bring out excavations in the State.
Mr. Udayachandran said excavations would be carried out in Keeladi and surrounding locations in Sivaganga district, Adichanallur and surrounding locations, Sivakalai and surrounding locations and Korkai and surrounding locations in Thoothukudi district, Kodumanal in Erode district, Mayiladumparai in Krishnagiri district in addition to Gangaikondacholapuram and Maligaimedu in Ariyalur district.
One fireld study will be conducted to discover brand-new Stone Age sites in Krishngiri, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai and Salem districts. Another field research study will be done in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts to discover the Thamiraparani river civilisation.
” The excavations and field research studies ares a turning point in the efforts to bring back the ancient cultural success of Tamil through clinical methods,” Mr Udayachandran discussed. He stated that besides the excavations and research studies, proposals for excavations by universities, departments and firms, have actually also been sent to CABA.
Sharma Centre for Heritage Education has actually sought consent for excavation in Chenrayanpalayam in Tiruvallur district while Alagappa University has actually proposed to excavate in Ilanthakarai in Sivaganga district. Tamil University has submitted a proposal for Moolapalayam in Coimbatore district; the University of Madras for Vasalai in Vellore district and Tamil Nadu Open University for Porpanaikottai in Pudukottai.
Mr. Udayachandran stated there was a restored interest in archaeology and culture in the State and the brand-new excavations would help reveal the pluralist culture of Tamil Nadu to the world.
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