The Keeladi excavations date South Indian civilization to 580 BCE. And the Porunai, or the Thamirabarani River excavations take it back even further, to 1155 BCE!
These excavations allow us to take another look at theories of how civilization began in South India. Did it really begin when people from the Indo-Gangetic plains migrated down south, about 3000 years ago? Or were there thriving settlements in these parts much before that time? How were they linked to the Indus Valley Civilisation?
The story is still unfolding…
Join Storytrails as we take you through the highlights of one of the most significant archaeological excavations in recent times: The Vaigai River Valley Excavations.
This workshop will bring alive some of the most exciting tales from our book, The Temple of Treasures and Other Incredible Tales of Indian Monuments.