Adichanallur in southern TN has been an active playground of archaeologists and anthropologists for more than 150 years. M. Kalyanaraman reports on possible implications of recent research on skeletal remains, artefacts that suggest an ancient Tamil civilisation of great sophistication, antiquity


The Hindu reports:
Her features weren't well defined but her body conveyed a symbolism. Her large hips were emphasised by what appeared to be a skirt or perhaps an oddiyanam - a belt-like jewellery. Her breasts were prominent and the long, dangling earrings she wore seemed typical of the Tirunelveli region of Tamil Nadu. The palm-sized bronze figurine came from the archaeological site at Adichanallur, located along the Tamirabarani river in Thoothukudi district, says C.
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