In India Through Archaeology: Excavating History, Devika Cariapa digs through mud, stone and brick to bring alive the story of the people of India by the material remains of their cities and settlements.
By ‘finding’ a lost city from the air, archaeologists fail to understand the depth of knowledge that communities have of their place and their past.
Researchers have unearthed stone tools and mastodon bones in California which show that humans had reached the Americas far earlier than previously known.
Archaeologist Sushmita Sen Pramanik studies the early-historic phase of the Indus Valley civilisation, trying to fill gaps in Gujarat’s early trade history.
The noted archaeologist spoke to The Wire about the controversies surrounding the Indus Valley civilisation that have come into the limelight since the release of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro.
The Hindu right’s worn-out, archaeologically-baseless argument that the Harappan civilisation and Rig Vedic age coincided, may get a new lease of life through the film’s poor depiction of history.
Why is the Culture Ministry sponsoring an exhibition on the Rigveda that no serious historian will do anything other than guffaw over?
A second ancient temple at Palmyra has been razed, with a satellite image appearing to confirm the destruction of the Temple of Bel, previously one of the best-preserved parts of the ancient city. The revelation follows the release of images by Islamic State last week showing the Baalshamin […]