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This is the sort of work that fell by the wayside when the commie distorians took over Indian academics. Romila Thapar and her ilk did nothing original during their long tenure and only served as armchair Marxist dialecticians of Western reports. Their deserving fate is be despised for generations to come!
Archaeologists discover engravings, tools of prehistoric man in Jharkhand
Basadera (Jharkhand), Feb 15 (ANI): Archaeologists in Jharkhand's Basadera village have discovered a huge stone engraved into the shape of tools, believed to have been used by prehistoric men.
The findings, termed by archaeologists as one of the largest findings ever with thousands of stones shaped like tools used by prehistoric men found at one place, could prove to be an important milestone in the study of the transformation of primitive human beings.
"It must have been a settlement of the prehistoric men. We have also recovered very ancient chopping tools. We had recovered the same kind of tools in the Shivalik and Narmada regions. The earlier surveys in Jharkhand did reveal hand axes, but this is the first time that we have recovered chopping tools. The engravings of an elephant on stones have been recovered that have been made by prehistoric man. These kinds of engravings have been discovered for the first time," said Onkar Chauhan, Superintendent Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Ranchi.
Situated at a distance of 175 kilometres from state capital Ranchi, the site is spread over an area of around 2 kilometres.
The rock also has deep elephant-shaped engraving resembling a 'Stegodon', the elephants that had probably roamed in this part of the world during the 'Pleistocene' period or from two million to 11 thousand years ago, archaeologists said.
The 'Stegodon' was a long-legged elephant that lived in Asia and Africa in the 'Pleistocene' period and is now extinct.
The archaeologists are now exploring the site to find out greater evidences of the life-style of 'homosapiens' (ancient human beings) who roamed freely on earth 1.2 million years ago.
According to historians, human colonisation in the country encompasses a span of at least half-a-million years and is divided into two broad periods, namely the prehistoric (before the emergence of writing) and the historic (after writing).
The prehistoric period is divided into stone, bronze and iron ages. The stone age is further divided into palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic periods. As the name suggests, the technology in these periods was primarily based on stone.
Economically, the palaeolithic and mesolithic periods represented a nomadic, hunting-gathering way of life, while the neolithic period represented a settled, food-producing way of life. Subsequently copper was introduced as a new material and this period was designated as the chalcolithic period.
The invention of agriculture, which took place about 8000 years ago, brought about dramatic changes in the economy, technology and demography of human societies.
The first urbanization took place during the bronze age in the arid and semi-arid region of northwest India in the valleys of the Indus and the Saraswati rivers, the latter represented by the now dry Ghaggar-Hakra bed.
This urbanisation is known as the Indus or Harappan civilization which flourished during 3500-1500 B.C. The rest of India during this period was inhabited by neolithic and chalcolithic farmers and mesolithic hunter-gatherers. (ANI)