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Archaeology of The Palani Hills: A Case Study of Thandikudi

K Rajan (Author) N Athiyaman (Author)

This book brings out the cultural wealth of entire Palani hills, for the first time, through the intensive archaeological exploration. The two seasons of the systematic excavation conducted at Thandikudi in Kodaikanal Region of Tamil Nadu is neatly presented with more than 200 illustrations. The formidable evidences on Iron Age culture and rock paintings provide a new dimension to our understanding. The cultural links with adjoining regions and the cultural dynamics are discussed in detail. This book turns the attention of archeologists to go for such region specific archaeological explorations and excavations to unravel the diverse cultural heritage of Indian subcontinet.

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About the authors

K Rajan

K.Rajan, Professor and Head, Department of History, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry is graduated from University of Madras and holds Post Graduate Diploma from Institute of Archaeology and Ph.D from Mysore University. During his tenure as a Technical Officer in National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, He actively participated both in Marine Archaeological Explorations and in land excavations at Dwarka, Poompuhar, Ramapuram, Periyapattinam, Kodumanal, Mayiladumparai and Thandikudi. He discovered more than thousand archaeological sites in Tamil Nadu. He has completed more than fifteen research projects funded by UGC, INSA, ICHR, CIIL and Ford Foundation. He is the Visiting Fellow of the Cambridge University, University College London, Gakushuin University, Tokyo and Maison des Sciences de L’ Homme and Sorbonne University, Paris. He has eight books and more than sixty research papers to his credit.

N Athiyaman

N. Athiyaman, Professor, Centrer for Underwater Arcaheology, Tamil Universitym, Thanjavur is a trained underwater SCUBA diver. He has completed four research projects and published eight books and forty research articles.

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Title Archaeology of The Palani Hills: A Case Study of Thandikudi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.09.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788188934799
length xxiii+144p., 63 Col. & 142 B/w Illustrations; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.