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The sixth season of excavations at Keeladi to begin in Jan

With the five seasons of excavations at Keeladi in Tamil Nadu providing a rich haul of material and data about the past, the next excavation at the spot would begin by the end of January 2020, said K. Pandiarajan, Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, here on Tuesday.

“The Central Advisory Board for Archaeology has given permission for excavations at Keeladi in the Sivaganga district, Kodmanal (Erode), Sivagalai and Adichanallur (Thoothukudi),” Pandiarajan told.

The Tamil Nadu government has allocated Rs 2 crore for excavations and field studies. The government will collaborate with reputed institutions in the fields of archaeo-botony, molecular biology, population genetics, environmental archaeology, and linguistics archaeology.

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