Ancient History

May 15, 2011

Who we are?

Humans have a highly developed brain, capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, and problem solving. The mental capability of human is combined with an erect body carriage that frees

May 4, 2011

Mesolithic Age in India

The transition from the Palaeolithic period to Mesolithic period is marked by transition from Pleistocene period to Holocene and favourable changes in the climate. The climate became warmer and

May 4, 2011

Neolithic Age in India

The Neolithic period began around 10700 to 9400 BC in Tell Qaramel in Northern Syria. In South Asia the date assigned to Neolithic period is 7000 BC and the earliest

May 4, 2011

Chalcolithic Age in India

Chalcolithic is also known as Eneolithic period which saw the use of the metals among which the Copper was first. It is called Chalcolithic which means use of stone

May 4, 2011

Extent of Indus Valley Civilization

The continuous researches and excavations have revealed the extent of the Indus Valley Civilization. The term “Indus Valley Civilization” was used by John Marshall for the first time. But

May 4, 2011

Chronology of Indus Valley Civilization

The chronology of the rise and fall of the Harappan civilization has been an issue of debate and controversy. Substantive work was done by Marshall who dated this civilization

May 4, 2011


Both Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro are approximately 500 kms apart from each other. Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro and Dholavira are called the nucleus cities of the civilization. Since it was located on

May 4, 2011


Mohenjo-Daro was a most important Harappan city. The meaning of Mohenjo-Daro is “Mound of the dead” and Mohenjo-Daro is the best known Indus site. It is located in Sindh,

May 4, 2011


Dholavira is located on Khadir Beyt, an island in the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat in India. It has been excavated since 1990 by a team lead by

May 4, 2011


Rakhigarhi is located in the Hissar district of Haryana. The excavations were carried out by ASI in 1997 under the leadership of Prof. Surajbhan & Acharya Bhagwan Dev. Not

May 4, 2011


Suktagendor was located around 55 kms from the shore of Arabian Sea on the Bank of Dasht River near the Iran Border. It was an important coastal town. Suktagendor

May 4, 2011


It is located in the Bhuj area of Gujarat. It was excavated by J P Joshi in 1972. It was a fortified settlement. Surkotda has provided evidence of the