Selvakumar V.

Selvakumar V.
Tamil University · Department of Maritime History and Marine Archaeology

PHD

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The plantation as a fusion of rural industry and commercial agriculture has become a shorthand for the the intensification of land-use, circulation of commodities, and the organization of labor concomitant with the modern world. While not the only place where plantations existed, the Atlantic is the context in which most archaeological research has...
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People-to-People Partnership (PPP) is an important and inevitable mode of interactions in the sphere of international relations. In any kind of developmental, diplomatic and cultural interactions and relationships, the interests of the people are important. The AAGC is a strategic attempt in the area of South-South Cooperation. The conventional app...
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Archaeological heritage, which forms part of cultural heritage ,is a valuable resource that a contemporary society needs to preserve for the benefit of its people and future generations. India is one of the few regions of the world with rich and diverse varieties of archaeological heritage that requires more focussed attention and systematic herita...
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The idea of archaeological and historical research, in the contemporary sense, was introduced to India mainly due to the colonial system. Apart from archaeology, various other academic disciplines too had their beginnings during the colonial period. Many of these disciplines began working on the history and culture of India, since the colonial syst...
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The Tamil inscriptions of the medieval period provide a very detailed account on the land measures in minute fractions. In the Medieval period, the villages were completely measured and documented, especially in the fertile Kāviri delta and other cultivable areas, for accurately assessing tax. The land measurements are discussed in terms of various...
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Project Report: Metrological Traditions of South India
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Research on the prehistory of the terminal zone of South Asia (south of 13°N) has been limited to the areas around Chennai/Madras and the Pamban Coast, located, respectively in the northeastern and southeastern parts of the state of Tamil Nadu; a few areas of Kerala, and Sri Lanka. However, the southern part of Tamil Nadu has remained poorly invest...
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Archaeological investigations in India which began in the late 18th century have resulted in the discovery of several hundreds of caves, rock shelters and rocks with paintings, carvings, engravings, bruisings and miscellaneous use-marks broadly categorised as rock art. These investigations have led to the production of voluminous literature, declar...
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The use and relevance of archaeology are often questioned by those in developing nations where economic development has a higher priority. Although archaeology is considered useful to contemporary society, it is not considered equivalent to privileged subjects such as science and technology, healthcare and economics. However, archaeology can be use...
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Pattanam (10°09.434′N, 76°12.587′E; Ernakulam District, Kerala) has brought forth an early historic port town with archaeological evidence for mercantile contacts with the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian Ocean rims. Excavations by the Kerala Council for Historical Research in 2007 revealed maritime features, including a wharf with wooden posts/bo...
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Recent excavations at Kadakkarappally in Kerala, south-west India, have unearthed the remains of an iron-fastened boat, believed to predate the earliest known records for the use of iron in South Asian boatbuilding. The design departs significantly from the traditional view of Indian watercraft, although the use of locally available timber and the...
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Recent archaeological excavations at Kadakkarappally, Kerala have exposed an interesting sailboat in a partly intact condition. The method of construction adopted in the boat, which has no known parallels, and the well-preserved condition of the wood, considering the hostile environmental conditions prevailing in India, make this a unique find. The...
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Archaeological investigations undertaken in the upper Gundar Basin (Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India) between 1991 and 1996 have yielded evidence for the Mesolithic and Iron Age-Early Historic periods. The research has revealed that microlith-using hunter-gatherers continued to exist during the Iron Age and Early Historic periods, and interacted...
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This paper presents an account of morphometric and pathological observations made on a skeleton recovered from the Iron Age habitation-cum-burial site at S. Pappinayakkanpatti The individual represented is a mid dle aped adult male Robustness exhibited by this individual reflects the rigorous life style and mixed food habits The notable pathology i...

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