Friday, September 25, 2015

Pattanam - Archaeological Research Fraud with Oxford and other International Universities.

Kodungallur   has been the focal point of Kerala Churches which has been spreading St.Thomas Hoax myths, of the so called Apostle landing in Cranganore as is called. But Archaeological excavations proved the total area was under Sea till early 9th century by ASI, by world renowned Archaelogist.                                                                                               Enter -KCHR Church supported Marxist Historians with absolutely no Archaelogical background and select  a site NOT Far from Kodungallur - which was under sea, and from Ground level pits with in a space of 600 x 400 Meters they claim extracting more than 1,29,000 artifacts. They are dated to a age difference of 2000 years from 10th Cen BCE to 10th Cen CE, all the pits of same level, and not a single house like building or street and town - nothing is found.                                                                                  Pattanam wiki says -  According to the recent archaeological excavations,   Pattanam seems to have been first occupied by an indigenous population around 1000 BC and continued to be active till the 10th century AD. Some archaeologists identify it as the ancient Muziris.

Excavations  - Pattanam   here   says The site at Pattanam covers approximately 1.5 sq. km and the core area measures about 600 x 400 m
With in an area of this size and Pits of same size and depth gives more than 129,000 artefacts  a varying of period 2000 years  difference, from 10th Cen BCE to 10th Century CE.

See the international Scholars having been associated.

 Group members in KCHR TEAM
    Dr Shinu Abraham (St Lawrence University, USA)
    Dr Lucy Blue (Southampton University, UK)
    Prof Robin Coningham (Durham University, UK)

    Dr Federico De Romanis (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)
    Dr Derek Kennet (Durham University, UK)

    Dr Raghava Varier (Arya Vaidyasala Kottackal, Kerala, India)
    Dr K Rajan (Pondicherry University, India)
    Dr Steven Sidebotham (Delaware University, USA)
    Dr V Selvakumar (Tamil University, Tanjore, India)
  Dr Heidrun Schenk ((Tissamaharama-Projek des Deutschen Archäologischen Institut, Bonn, Germany)
    Dr KP Shajan (UK)
    Dr Y Subrayalu (Institut Français de Pondichéry, India) 
    Dr Kesavan Veluthat (Mangalore University)

Oxford archaeologists unravel the past of Pattanam
Oxford University archaeologists collaborate with Kerala Council for Historical Research at the Pattanam site. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
The Hindu
Oxford University archaeologists collaborate with KCHR at the Pattanam site. Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Willis M. (ed.), Migration, Trade and Peoples : European Association of South Asian Archaeologists. Proceedings of the eighteenth congress, London, 2005, London : The British Association for South Asian Studies, The British Academy, 2009.
Sommaire Foreword / Michael Willis. iii


Preface. 2- Boats, Routes and Sailing Conditions of Indo-Roman Trade / Lucy Blue. 3.- Strategies for Surface Documentation at the Early Historic site of Pattanam, Kerala: the Malabar Region Archaelogical Survey / Shinu A. Abraham. 14- Archaeological investigations at Pattanam, Kerala: New Evidence for the Location of Ancient Muziris / V. Selvakumar, K.P. Shajan and Roberta Tomber. 29. 
- Beyond Western India: the Evidence from Imported Amphorae / Roberta Tomber. 4

Archaeological Survy of INDIA.  

ASI Excavated Kodungallur in 1947, under P.Anujan Achan  and found articles of 14th century or later only. KERALA CHURCHMEN AND POLITCIANS put on pressure showing the above referred Copper plate and wanted ASI do more detailed Survey  Archaeological Survey of India under Highly Reputed Archaeologists Dr.K.V.Raman went for excavation , K.V.Raman and K.V.Saundararajan (1969-70). Archaeological sites such as  
Cheraman Parambu 
  Thrikkulasekharapuram etc.,  provided cultural remains of iron and copper tools, glass beads, semi precious stones, ceramics of dull red ware, celadon ware roof tiles, earthen lamps and coins. They are all dated between 900-1100 A.D...   

Dr.K.V.Raman wrote a book on his excavations in Tamil and has given details about Kodungallur excavations in each of his locations and all locations in and around Kodungallore (Cranganore) had same type and that Human Habitation took place in Later chera period in 9th Century CE Only and this is uniformly found in all locations.
At Thiruvananthapuram- Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society (ACIAS), Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS), and Indian History and Culture Society (IHCS). Strongly criticising the archaeological excavations at Pattanam site in Kerala and the rambling hotchpotch of cultural remains without periodisation especially of pottery, veteran Archaeologist and former Director of Archaeology and Museums, Karnataka, A Sundara’s strong criticism came after the Kerala Council for Historical Research (henceforth KCHR) Director presented his paper on Pattanam excavations.
Professor PM Rajan Gurukkal, historian and one of the members of the MHP  also admitted that the site was unfit for any archaeological excavation as the soil has been virtually tampered for various construction purposes and digging of wells leaving no space for stratigraphical analysis of the cultural remains which have agglomerated."
Is this the way Western universities do their research? 
Absolutely unreliable KCHR, but to spread St.Thomas myth various Scholars from International Universities were involved, but no body has answered any querries on the sites, and the possibility of Planting those Artifacts at site.
Cherian with Robert Eisenman(Biblical Scholar)
 Knanaya Christian Scholar Sandeep Abraham   Discussing on Pattanam with Dr  S. Sidebothem, at Seminar  on Pattanam
Indian Orthodox Diaspora Secretariat Publishes Malankara Orthodox Claim For Pattanam as ST' Thomas Site

Accession Date and Time-27-10-2011;3.05PM 
The British Museum conducted a seminar on NABATEANS on 28-30 July 2011 in which Dr. Derek Kennet  was in the steering Committee
KCHR Chairman Applauds Franciscan Missionary's Work on St' Thomas Tradition and its Impact on Kerala Historiography. Date and Time 11-10-2011; 

 P.J.Cherian , K.P.Shajan and V.Selvakumar -Excavators of Pattanam Archaeological Site- Present Papers on Pattanam and St' Thomas Links for Syro-Malabar Church
P.J.Cherian, K.P.Shajan and V.Selvakumar  Present  Papers for Syro -Malabar Church on Pattanam  in 2005 at Kochi and 2011  at Mumbai
  Pattanam the First Indo-Roman Trading Centre on the
    Malabar Coast. Dr K.P. Shajan
ii.  Archeological Findings about Muziris. Dr Selvakummar
 Seminar on “Early Christian Communities of St. Thomas Tradition in India”

The 39th Seminar of the Litrugical Research Centre (LRC) was held in Kalyan, Mumbai from July 29-31, 2011 at the Hope Centre, Amboli, Andheri West. The Theme of the seminar was ‘Early Christian Communities of St. Thomas Tradition in India”.
 Paper VI-.P.J.Cherian's Paper Title- Dr. PJ Cherian, Director, Kerala Council of Historical Research -The Impact of Recent Archeological Discoveries in the ancient Muziris on the Historiography of the Establishment of Christianity in Kerala
ASI must Take over and Re-dig even the Existing Pits. The Artifacts could  be belonging to the period, but planted in the Pit or claimed to have been taken from the Pit, but the Pits of same Height and Topo can they give 2000 year different products.


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