Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicArchaelogy

Topic: Archaelogy

Babri, Saraswati, Aryans – There are rival Indian histories now and campuses are the warzone

What used to be ‘basement history’ is now mainstream in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ‘ivory tower' of the Left on academics is being contested by an ‘imaginative’ Right.

The Archaeological Survey of India began as a three-member team led by Alexander Cunningham

'The World of India's First Archaeologist', edited by Upinder Singh, throws light on the place of archaeology in the politics of colonial India.

These are the 5 archaeological sites Modi govt wants to develop with museums

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also allocated Rs 3,150 crore for the Ministry of Culture, under which the sites fall.

Syria exiled several archaeologists, I am one of them & this is what war is costing us

The looting of antiquities became an economic tool for the Islamic State group to maintain its supremacy in the northern part of the country.

We are only beginning to grasp how much IS looted from Syria. And it’s a lot

During IS’s seemingly unstoppable rise, looted artefacts were said to be a significant source of income for the group.

World’s oldest clove? What the find in Sri Lanka says about early spice trade

Archaeologists believe they have unearthed the world's oldest clove from an ancient port town on Sri Lanka's north-west coast, dating back to around 200BC.

Archaeology can help us prepare for climates ahead & not just in looking back

Archaeologists are trash sifters. They use clues preserved in artefacts, plant and animal remains that people threw away to reconstruct the past.

This 73,000-year-old piece of art is changing what it means to be human

A new discovery is changing the belief that symbolic art is an expression only human beings are capable of.

Archeologist who found 4,500-yr-old skeletons in Haryana doesn’t buy Aryan invasion theory

Vasant Shinde says skeletons found in Rakhigarhi date to around 2500 BC, and there’s only ‘stray evidence’ of contact with Central Asians at that time.

The story of a very special 90,000-year-old girl

The fossil of a 13-year-old found in Siberia reinforces the theory that different subspecies of human predecessors courted each other and interbred often.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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