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II.4.2 H.D. Sankalia

  • significant contribution in archaeology field work and study of ancient history.
  • major excavation at langhnaj, ahar, inamgoan, nevasa, etc.
  • work in twin branches of prehistory and protohistory.
  • Laid foundation for scientific study of prehistory
  • Established presence of middle upper palaeolihic and mesolithic stages in Indian prehistory
  • he put Kashmir valley on Paleolithic map
  • Discovered chalcolithic phase at inamgoan.
  • He had keen interest in just emerging new archaeology.
  • awarded padma bushan by GOI
  • His autobiography – born for archaeology ,published in 1978

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