|A Megalithic Pottery Inscription and a Harappa Tablet:
A case of extraordinary resemblance
|| by Iravatham Mahadevan, July 21 2007 ||
This new paper examines the resemblance between an inscribed terracotta dish from approximately 100 BCE found in Sulur, near Coimbatore in Tamilnadu, South India and a three-sided tablet found in Harappa from the ancient Indus Civilization.
The Harappan tablet is roughly 2,000 years older.
Since the ancient Indus script is thought to have died out by 1900-1700 BCE, the discovery of a possibly similar inscription deep in south India where Indus culture is not known to have penetrated is a curious anomaly to received opinion.
At the same time, intriguing new finds like the recent Stone Celt Axe Indus Sign discovery, also in Tamilnadu, suggest that Indus signs may have traveled further and longer than hitherto believed.
Read the entire PDF A Megalithic Pottery Inscription and a Harappa Tablet: A case of extraordinary resemblance for Mahadevan's reasoning.
A second PDF looks shows closer images of the two inscriptions.
Iravatham Mahadevan is currently with the Indus Research Centre at the Roja Muthiah Research Library in Chennai, India.
See also Mahadevan's 2007 analysis of Agricultural Terms in the Ancient Indus Script
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