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Indo-Greek contribution to Indian Social and Culture – 2

Art and Architecture 8.         Structural Development: Building activities were started, several layers of constructions were found in excavations. Use of burnt bricks for flooring and roofing was found. Construction of brick walls were also found in the excavations. 9.         Pottery: Characteristic of pottery was red ware both plain and polished. Red pottery tecnic was found […]

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History of Archaeology – 6

Post-Independence era The Indian archaeology reached its present form of high level academic maturity after passing through various theoretical approaches and scientific discourses. The initiatives undertaken by the Asiatic Society led to the basic understanding of India and also paved a way for creation of colonial conceptions. The colonial conception were countered by nationalistic trends […]

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History of Archaeology – 5

Mortimer Wheeler: The British Government appointed Robert Eric Mortimer Wheeler as the Director General of the Archaeological survey in 1944 to fulfill the recommendation made by the distinguished British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in 1939. The greatest contribution of Mortimer Wheeler is the introduction of scientific methods in Indian archaeology and the establishment of a […]

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History of Archaeology – 4

Robert Bruce Foote; The development of principles of stratigraphy in Geology in Europe also received some impetus in India. The surveyors in the Geological Survey took an intensive survey in documenting geological wealth and natural resources of India. Although prehistoric studies were neglected and remained in isolation, the efforts of Robert¬†¬† Bruce Foote paid much […]

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