Introduction to Archeology

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Introduction to Archeology

  1. 1. Introduction to Archaeology V.Selvakumar
  2. 2. Heritage Studies• Archaeology• History• Archival Studies• Conservation• Museology• Epigraphy• Numismatics• Heritage Management• Heritage Tourism
  3. 3. • Study of the Past using material remains• History –Prehistory 99.9 % + 0. 1 %• Crossing disciplinary boundaries• Complementary to history• Past is one; Holistic approach• Heritage Value• Heritage Education
  4. 4. Concepts• Site• Mound• Monument• Artefact• Antiquity• Formation process• Context• Statigraphy
  5. 5. • Antiquarianism• Cultural History• New Archaeology or Processual Archaeology• Post-Processual Archaeologies
  6. 6. Major Discoveries• Thomas Trautmann “The three ‘fundamental discoveries’ in indological studies are the discovery of the Indo-European language family (1786); the discovery of the Dravidian language family (1816), and the discovery of the Indus civilization (1924).
  7. 7. Thank You

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