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Source: The post is based on the article “Archaeological Survey of India finds 12,000-year-old artefacts near Chennai” published in TOI on 23rd September 2022
What is the News?
Archeological Survey of India has discovered 12000-year-old artifacts at the Vadakkupattu village in Tamil Nadu.
What did the ASI discover?
The ASI discovered signs of four civilizations at the Vadakkupattu village in Tamil Nadu:
Mesolithic Period: ASI discovered hand axes, scrappers, cleavers, and choppers from the Mesolithic period. They were recovered 75 cm from beneath the surface.
Sangam Era: They discovered Sangam era (almost 2,000 years ago) artefacts including rouletted pottery, Roman amphora sherds, and glass beads suggesting active commerce with Rome.
Early and Later Pallavas: They discovered sculptures ranging from the early Pallava period (275 CE) to the late Pallavas on the floor inside the surrounding space (897 CE).
What is the significance of this discovery?
With these discoveries, Vadakkupattu village site has now become a culturally and archaeologically important site.