Kanchipuram is one of the important urban centers in Tondaimandalam ( now in Tamil Nadu State) in the southern part of India from the very beginning. The river Vegavathi and Palar are important rivers systems in the area. During 2006 and 2008 field seasons archaeological excavations were conducted by the SCSVMV University team at the Palar and Vegavathi river basin, near Kanchipuram. Many new socio-cultural traits have been noticed in this area. Hundreds of Terracotta rings were traced from the dried channel of river Vegavathi. These were not utilized for a single purpose. Further, the mud made backed rings different domestic activities but also for the construction of memorials. Hundred of rings from one settlement are not only a unique feature but also first time reported in the archaeological excavations. Terracotta rings in funerary adoption in burial practice but also reported for the first time in India and elsewhere. It further indicating a new socio-cultural trend at Kanchipuram. Many new evidences from the archaeological excavations in the Vegavathi river dried channel at Kanchipuram have published in this book. ISBN:9788173201110 8173201110 296 Yr. of Pub.2011 Hard Bound English Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi
Multipurpose Terracotta Rings
S Rama Krishna Pisipaty
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