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Workshop on ‘Prehistoric stone tool technology’ held

Tourism sector is interlinked with archaeology; we can expect tremendous growth in the economic status of the country, opined ASI former Southern Regional Director SV Venkateshaiah

Tourism sector has enormous potential; if this sector is interlinked with archaeology, we can expect tremendous growth in the economic status of the country, opined Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) former Southern Regional Director SV Venkateshaiah, here on Wednesday. He was speaking after inaugurating two day workshop on ‘Prehistoric stone tool technology,’ organised by Department of Studies in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Mysore. Addressing the gathering, he said tourism and archaeology are two faces of the same coin. “Tourism sector plays a vital role in economic growth of a country and most of the tourist destinations are explored by archaeologists. As it would benefit the economic to me he mentioned.” both the subjects have deep status of a country,” he added.

Raising concern over the connection, it is better to take “Koppa near Kushalnagar subject of ancient history be-up research on these subjects excavation of water conserving overshadowed, he said that “the subject of history  has a lot of potential; research in this field has opened an array of opportunities. However, students who have been unaware of the scope have neglected the subject.” Chennai based Sharma Centre for Heritage Education Research Director Akhilesh Kumar said the first stone tool identified in India about 3.5 million years ago has resulted in evaluation of man and modern science and technology. “During the prehistoric period the stone tool ‘Hand axe’ was the prime lethal tool. It was the longest-used tool in history. Now its study and reconstruction is essential to know more about ancestors surviving techniques, but study on prehistoric period helps to find solutions of present problems,” he added.

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) former Southern Regional Director SU Venkateshaiah inaugurated the two day workshop on ‘Prehistoric Stone Tool Technology’ on Wednesday. Chairman Department of Studies in Ancient History and Archaeology Dr V Shobha, faculty Dr G Kariappa and Dr Prabhu and were present.

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