Archaeological Evidence |Ancient Physical Evidence | Ages Of History | The National TV
- by Aditi-Harshraj
- May 18, 2020 13:05
Archaeological evidence is the record of the human body in the past or a combination of things that acts as ancient physical evidence. It doesn't directly confirm the circumstances or context of the object but it estimates how ancient the object is. This acts as a valuable tool for analyzing and knowing more about ancient periods. The age of history is also determined by archaeological evidence.
Ages of History -
1.Pre - Historic Age- This age was estimated through archaeological evidence such as fossils, coins, monuments. Some of the important sites of old stone ages are - The Span Valley (Pakistan), Postwar Plateau (Northwest India), Belan Valley (U.P), Adamgarh Hill in Narmada Valley(M.P). Some of the evidence of this age is old stone age painting on rocks at Bhimbetka and other places. But no written documents are found.
2. Proto Historical Age- It is also known as Indus Valley Civilization. In this age, the archaeological evidence was mainly found from places like Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro. But written evidence was not clearly available. Archaeological evidence during this age were dry palm leaves, Plates if copper, rocks and pillars, stone walls, clay tablets, etc. The weapons, pottery, and other archaeological evidence tells about the life and culture of people of those periods.
3. Historical Age- In this age, both archaeological evidence and written evidence are available. Such as some evidence had been collected which are the deposits from the Maurya, Sunga, Kishan, Gupta, post-Gupta, Rajput, Sultanate, and the Mughal Period.
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