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Thamirabarani civilisation 3,200 years old

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 10, Sep 2021
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  • A carbon dating analysis of rice with soil, found in a burial urn at Sivakalai in Thoothukudi district in southern Tamil Nadu, by the Miami based Beta Analytic Testing Laboratory, has yielded the date of 1155 BCE
  • The finding has established that the Porunai river (Thamirabarani) civilisation dates back to 3,200 years.
  • Archaeological excavations would be carried out in other States and countries in search of Tamil roots.
  • In the first phase, studies would be undertaken at the ancient port of Muziris, now known as Pattanam, in Kerala, to establish the ancientness and culture of the Chera empire.
  • Research would be conducted at Quseir al-Qadim and Pernica Anekke in Egypt, which were once part of the Roman empire, as well as in Khor Rori in Oman, to establish the Tamils’ trade relations with these countries. Potsherds bearing Tamil scripts have been found in these countries.

Carbon Dating

The determination of the age or date of organic matter from the relative proportions of the carbon isotopes carbon-12 and carbon-14 that it contains.

Thamirabarani River
The shortest river in the state (Tamil Nadu), the Thamirabarani starts in Pothigai hills of the Western Ghats in the Ambasamudram taluk, flows through Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts and empties at Korkai (Tirunelveli district) into the Gulf of Mannar (Bay of Bengal).