Ancient pottery fragments dating back to approximately 1,500 years ago have been found at a construction site in Pune, India.
Pandurang Balkawade, who has been studying Pune’s history for 28 years, said the mound of sand consists of nine layers — each layer a graphical representation of a particular age. “The partly intact terracotta, which was found stuck in the eighth layer of the mound, is from around 1,500 years back. The ninth layer dates back to around 2,000 years,” he added.
Balkawade said similar objects were found during other excavations at Kasba Peth a few years back and the carbon dating pointed out that they were around 2,000 years old. The earlier objects have been kept at the Deccan College’s museum.