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II.1.1 Case study- Evolution of the Indian Culture and Civilization – modern development puts prehistoric sites at risk

Every evening after archaeologist Shanti Pappu and her colleagues head home for the night, two watchmen patrol the team’s excavation site and a plot of dry scrubland near Sendrayanpalayam village, about a two-hour-drive from Chennai in southern India. Without such vigilance, the site could easily be disturbed.To the left of the carefully dug trenches, for […]

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I.7 Language and culture

Language and culture are intimately related phenomena. Both of them are unique to human being and thus they are part of anthropological, sociological and memetic study. Language is the way by which people communicate with one another, build relationships, and create a sense of community. Communication is a core component of any society, and language […]

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12. Applications of Anthropology

Social Analysis, Anthropology  and  Development Research, Policy Guidance and Decision Support Anthropology and Industry Tribal welfare Anthropology in Policy and Practice Conflict resolution Human resource management International Development, Defense and security Environmental management Applied anthropology          

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I.8.(c) Tools of data collection:  oral history

Oral history is a field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Oral history is both the oldest type of historical inquiry, predating the written word, and one of the most modern, initiated with tape recorders and 21st-century digital technologies. […]

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I.1.8.(a) Principles of Prehistoric Archaeology.

1. Chronology of events- a. relative and absolute dating b. geological time scale 2. Study of Archeological remains- Archaeological remains are the material things people leave behind them and are retrieved by the archaeologists from the earth. They may be collected from the surface of the site or dug up. Remains of the environment Remains […]

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