Gulf of Khambat Cultural Complex

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 16654
Date: 2002-11-10

--- In cybalist@..., "juhavs" <juhavs@...> wrote:
> > > Mr. Kalyanaraman,> In view of your obvious interest in these
issues, could you perhaps > tell us whether you have been personally
involved in the "expert > symposium" organized by the NIOT? And if
you have been, what has > been the response of the "experts in the
field" to claims that have > found such a prominent place at your
web site?

First to answer Piotr, I pointed to Beneditto Croce's thoughts on
the evolution of language (that early language was used for poetry:

"...poetry had primacy over reason and that language was a
manifestation of spiritual life. Furthermore, this collection of
essays is an excellent testimonial of the fact that Croce's
importance extends beyond the familiar cliché of the philosopher's
claims on the impossibility to separate intuition (inspiration)
from expression (language), and, thus, on his proverbial firm stand
on the unity between form and content."

Re: Khambat. Yes, I did participate in the symposium held by NIOT.
Their findings are published in the Memoirs of Geological Society of
India. Explorations are ongoing.

I have spelt out my views on the importance of the finds,
particularly in reference to the formation of the gulf of khambat by
the incursion of the sea, submerging two extensions of the palaeo-
channels of rivers Narmada and Tapati. The finds have pointed to
archaeological sites on the banks of these submerged channels. At
the mouth of Tapati is a place called Bharuch ( At
the mouth of Narmada is a place called Surat (famed for the
lapidaries working with precious stones).

The complex could be posited as a neolithic precursor of the
Sarasvati-Sindhu Civilization, exemplified by the finds of a wide
bangle made of turbinella pyrum (s'ankha) found at Mehergarh and
dated to 6500 BCE.