ISBN 9788192698311,Prehistoric Culture of Madurai Region

Prehistoric Culture of Madurai Region



Sharada Publishing House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788192698311

ISBN-10 8192698319

Hard Back

Number of Pages 200 Pages
Language (English)

Ancient History

About the Book: Prehistoric Culture of Madurai Region The archaeological studies of Tamil Nadu so far are primarily based on selective excavations carried out mainly in the prehistoric and early historic sites. No doubt, various scholars attempted in reconstructing the past with help of the data is quite admirable. They took all pain in assembling together all these data but faced difficulties in framing theories due to the inadequacy of the materials which the present volume meets these lacunas. The present book is in fact, the result of the authors seven years of field observations made in the areas ruled by the Sangam Age chieftains mainly covering the Vaigai, Maratar and Gundar river basins of the southern district of Tamil Nadu. This comprehensive study has put the geological wealth and geographical position of a particular region in a better perspective to understand the evolutionary process of the particular culture. The vast archaeological data delineates the settlement pattern of Palaeolithic, Microlithic, Neolithic also Megalithic cultures of the people. Invention of the new techniques, paved the way for permanent settlements. Of this, Stone Age cultures, varies from regional to region. This book describes the significance of archaeological remains of the study area. About the Author: Pon Ganesan Dr Pon. Ganesan is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient History, School of Historical Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai. He obtained his M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. degree from the School of Historical Studies, Madurai Kamaraj University and also got his Master of Library Science and Master of Tourism Management further from same university. He started his career as a Lecture in Tourism Management in the Madurai University College and later joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Government Arts College, Karur, Tamil Nadu before becoming an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient History