Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Indus Valley Civilisation


Lothal, 'oldest dock in the world', to get heritage complex: Features, significance of the project

October 19, 2022 8:36 pm

Lothal was one of the southernmost sites of the Indus Valley civilization, located in what is now the state of Gujarat. Here is a look at the National Maritime Heritage Complex (NMHC) coming up here.

SOS from Deccan College: Precious pieces of history dumped in gunny-bags

December 29, 2021 7:20 am

Many of the lakhs of samples its archaeologists have dug up since the 1940s are now kept simply in plastic bags and dumped around the premises at the 200-year-old institute.

Explained: An ancient Dravidian language link with Indus Valley civilisation

August 31, 2021 11:09 am

A new research paper published in the peer-reviewed journal of the Springer Nature Group has provided some interesting new insight on the linguistic culture of the Harappans.

Harappan meat-eaters, Lutyens’ vegetarians

February 22, 2020 9:11 am

An old discomfort persists among ruling elites vis a vis the country’s earliest civilisation.

Non-veg joke

February 21, 2020 7:32 am

Time-travelling to a Harappan kitchen is politically fraught in a country at war over food habits.

Study says no traces of Steppe pastoralists, Iranian farmers in ancient Harappan genome

September 06, 2019 7:36 pm

The study confirms that a mixed population made up the Harappan Civilization of first Indians and West Asians and Steppe pastoralists who brought Indo-Aryan languages to India were not present in the region at the time.

Pune academic led study that contradicts the theory that Iranians, South Asians shared ancestry

September 06, 2019 7:35 pm

The researchers gathered and performed DNA analysis on 61 skeletal samples found within one kilometer of the famous Harappan site of Rakhigarhi cemetery in present-day Haryana.

Love, actually

January 11, 2019 9:44 am

The first double burial of a man and a woman has been found at a Harappan site. But were they man and wife?

IIT Kharagpur study: 900 years of little rain ended Indus civilisation

April 17, 2018 12:47 am

A team led by Professor Anil K Gupta observed a drought-like phase for a period of 900 years, which led to water scarcity and mass migration to other regions.

From the lab: How adequate rainfall helped Indus Valley Civilisation flourish

April 10, 2018 1:10 am

The scientists carried out AMS carbon-dating of tiny ostracod fossils to assess the ages of different layers and measured the isotopic composition of oxygen and deuterium in gypsum from these layers.