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Posted by Vishva News Reporter on March 17, 2003
To understand oneself, one has to know history of one's roots....twenty first
century science is in its present cycle of evolution....leading humankind to the
understanding of creator bRHmH and all creations and their sustenance and their
cyclic re-creations....You can gain this knowledge from
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE ...
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Human Origins Program Field Projects in India
In several basins of
southern India, including the Hunsgi and Baichbal Valleys and the Malaprabha
Valley, an ongoing cooperative research effort is being conducted among
researchers from the Human Origins Program at the Smithsonian Institution and
several universities in India, including Deccan College and Karnatak University.
The Hunsgi and Baichbal Valleys, India
In collaboration with
Dr. K. Paddayya of Deccan College, Dr. Michael Petraglia of the Human
Origins Program, has been conducting field and museum investigations. Since
1988, research has centered on the earliest archaeological evidence in the
Hunsgi and Baichbal Valleys. The sites date between 500,000 to 200,000 years
ago. Current excavations in the Hunsgi Valley are focusing on the Isampur
Quarry, a spectacular site which has yielded hundreds of stone tools. Study
of the stone tools has given us insight into the decisions made by the
artifact manufacturers. This allows us to pose questions about the early
human mindset and the development of human learning.
and excavations in the Malaprabha Valley are being directed by Dr. Ravi
Korisettar of Karnatak University and Dr. Michael Petraglia of the Human
Origins Program. Surveys have shown that early humans in this area camped
near springs and obtained quartzite to make stone tools. Most revealing have
been recent excavations of sites dating from 100,000 to 50,000 years ago.
This is a time period which remains poorly documented in South Asia, thus a
thorough study of this site will add to our understanding of how early
humans made a living and how they coped with the environment around them.
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