Category Archives: Archaeology

Audio | On the need to think harder about the living relatives of indigenous people and not simply treat their human remains as “artifacts”.

Listen to the full interviews from 19:00 on BBC RADIO 4, 3 May 2018 >> The speed of discovery is mesmerizing […] Who owns ancient DNA? A recent article in the journal Science argues that we need to think harder … Continue reading

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The Kurumbar community: Discoveries in South Indian history – Tamil Nadu

 References to the region go back to tribal Kurumbars in the 1st century AD – Tamil Nadu The tribe divided the region into 24 districts and built several forts. Historian Prof K V Raman says, “Places like Mylapore, Triplicane, … Continue reading

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Articles on Adivasi culture in Folio Special issue

Table of Contents (online edition) >> Download all articles as a single file (PDF, 969 KB) >> Articles and authors Rethinking tribals by GN Devy Call us adivasis, please by Gail Omvedt A society in transition by Suresh Sharma To be … Continue reading

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Celebrating the contribution by Asur, Birhor, Munda, Santal and other tribal communities: State Museum Ranchi – Jharkhand

The State Museum at present has several galleries which display different aspects of cultural heritage, especially those related to the state of Jharkhand. We have galleries separately classified in order to display the anthropological features, especially those related to the … Continue reading

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Local museums providing space for tribal culture, literature and other artistic expressions: Inviting communities to create exhibitions in their own way – Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh

To read or download the full issue, click here >> Staging identity – Musealization of Adivasi culture In various parts of India, different ethnic and cultural communities endeavour to express their histories and present way of life through the medium of … Continue reading

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