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Excavating in a Cave, CIST and Church

A K Sharma (Author)
Synopsis The book is three in one. It deals with the excavation reports of sites excavated by the author ranging from prehistoric times to almost modern. Beginning with the excavations in a cave in Maharashtra, to Megalithic cist burials in Uttaranchal and ending with the excavation and conservation of a church built by the Augustinian Frairs in Goa. It shows as how the friction between the two sects belonging to the same religion could lead to destruction of their own place of worship. The results of the excavation in the cave show that right from the Middle Stone Age to Gond period, there was continuity, nullifying the view that for different cultures different waves of people are responsible. It is all indigenous and slow evolution. In this book the author has also summarized the Northern Neolithic and evolution of Megalithic culture in India. He has given interesting details as to how he and his team could work without any fear and hinderance insurgent infected areas of Manipur, Maharashtra, Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh without any security cover from government agencies. The vivid description makes a thrilling reading.
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About the author

A K Sharma

Shri A.K. Sharma is an archaeologist of repute. He is internationally known for his original contributions in the field of archaeology and anthropology. During thirty three years of his hectic career, in different capacities in the Archaeological Survey of India he explored and excavated a number of sites throughout the length and breadth of the country, particularly in remote and inaccessible areas of North-East India, Jammu Kashmir and Lakshadweep. To his credit goes the discovery and excavation of the biggest Stone Age site Anangpur, near Delhi, the biggest prehistoric cave of Kachagad in Maharashtra, the sprawling nucleus megalithic site in Chhattisgarh, unique Neolithic site of Gufkral in Kashmir Valley, early historic sites of Sekta in Manipur and Vadagokugiri in Garo Hills of Meghalaya. He is also known for the discovery of horse bones of domesticated horse in Harappan context which have been internationally acknowledged and has changed the whole theory about Aryans and Vaidic period. He worked at Kalibangan excavation from 1961 to 1969. He has to his credit more than 50 published research papers on anthropology, archaeozoology, prehistory and other aspects of archaeology. Presently he is working as Senior Fellow of Indian Council of Historical Research on his project “Megaliths of Chhattisgarh including Bastar:. He is also directing the excavations at Mansar near Nagpur.

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Title Excavating in a Cave, CIST and Church
Author A K Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180900762
length 104p., Figures; Plates; 29cm.