Archaeology

Unearthing Asurdanga

Print edition : June 22, 2018

The excavation mound. The materials discovered included semi-precious stone beads of different shapes and sizes and microlithic stone tools. Photo: PHOTOGRAPHS: Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta.

Black and red ware. Photo: Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta

Carnelian bead. Photo: Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta.

Chalcedony bead. This microscopic piece of art was produced from the most primitive stone tools. Photo: Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta.

Fluted core in stone. Fluting is a technique that involves slicing out uniform blades from a prepared cylindrical core by applying constant vertical pressure. Photo: Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta.

Recent excavations at Birbhum district in West Bengal have led to the discovery of an artisans’ village, dating back 3,500 years, notable for its high level of craftsmanship.
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