Indus Valley civilization 2,000 years older than thought

Published on November 12th, 2012 | by Admin


New evidence has pushed back India’s history by more than 2,000 years to 6,000 years B.C.

Based on their research, BR Mani, ASI joint director general, and KN Dikshit, former ASI joint director general, said in a presentation: “The preliminary results of the data from early sites of the Indo-Pak subcontinent suggest that the Indian civilisation emerged in the 8th millennium BC in the Ghaggar-Hakra and Baluchistan area.”

“On the basis of radio-metric dates from Bhirrana (Haryana), the cultural remains of the pre-early Harappan horizon go back to 7380 BC to 6201 BC.”

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Story: Nivedita Khandekar, Hindustan Times | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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