Archive for June, 2021

CAVE PAINTING AT ARMAMALAI – AN UNPROTECTED HISTORIC ROCK ART SITE

Rock art is an excellent example of pre-historic and historic man's creative thinking. It is a book of valuable historic events in the form of pictures. It has little resemblance with the present tribal art styles.  Research in this area is essential for archaeological and ethnological studies. It gives us an idea about the social life of the people who drew these

ETHNOBOTANY – PLANTS AND PEOPLE

Ethnobotany is the study of inter-relationship between plants and people. From the beginning human beings of all cultures and races have been utilizing plant material for their various needs. Plants provide a wide variety of things: timber, fibre, perfumes, paper, resin, dyes, oils, soaps, etc. Plants also provide us a wide variety of food (for mental and physical s

JAIN VESTIGES RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN TAMILNADU – PART III

Votive Terracotta Plaques

The Tamilnadu State Department of Archaeology has located a few remarkable votive terracotta plaques datable to nearly 2000 years back, bearing the engravings in an archaic Tamil and Ashokan Brahmi characters, in the possession of a Vidwan I. Ramaswamy of Poluvampatti in Coimbatore distr