Monday, September 14, 2015

Pattanam Excavations - EMPTY PITS Nothing at site.

Pictures From Article By P.J.Cherian in Current Science  Vol.97; No 2 2009-July "Chronology of Pattanam-A Multi Cultural Port Site on the Malabar Coast"

KCHR gets award for excellence  
29th September 2011

Vice-Admiral K N Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, presenting the Excellence Award of National Maritime Foundation to KCHR Director P J Cherian 
FROM Apologetic website picures 

WHERE ARE THEY, IN 2011 ALL LEADING Archaeologists and Historians Visited site to be shown empty pits




Canoe to be conserved at Pattanam   KOCHI, May 31, 2012, 
IN 2012 -May 31, the Hindu carries above, No Canoe was there in 2011, when Archaeologists and Historians visited. What is the Truth. WHEN NO CANOE In 2011, what they are going to preserve in 2012
 Archaeologists and Historians expose it as highly biased and no substance & KCHR Methodology

National Archaeological Meet-Prof MGS Asks KCHR to Hand Over Pattanam to ASI---P.J.Cherian Vehemently Criticized by Leading Archaeologists
 At  Thiruvananthapuram , on 11th November 2011 Prof MGS Narayanan in his presidential address at the Annual conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society  launched a scathing attack on Pattanam excavations and requested the Archaeological Survey of India to undertake the site.
Prof A.Sundara leading archaeologist from Karnataka pointed out that there are no major structural remains at the site. He  asked P.J.Cherian  to precisely record and  classify antiquities from each trench  rather than pooling them together and interpreting them. Prof. Sundara told Cherian that such approaches are not adopted in field archaeology since  cultural material from each trench has its validity. Prof .Sundara also pointed out that the claims of structural remains from Pattanam is questionable.
Dr. K.N.Dikshit former Joint Director General of Archaeological Survey of India and Secretary of Indian Archaeological Society questioned the claims of P.J.Cherian that Historical Period at Pattanam goes around 1000 BC. K.N. Dikshit asked Cherian to  be cautious and  review such claims since Historical Period in Peninsular India has not gone beyond 200-300BC 
Other archaeologists questioned Cherians claims of Pattanam as an urban site since nothing was seen in empty  trenches  when they visited Pattanam . To them Cherian told that he  has left the site and structures in the trenches were carried away by local people for which he is not responsible.When he was again asked to clear as to how residential areas, streets , warehouses and wharfs  can be carried away by people Cherian was silent and stood isolated.
The entire archaeological community from all over India numbering 200 and represented by the three societies applauded the suggestions put forward by MGS. Narayanan.Dr. K.N.Dikshit, fSecretary of Indian Archaeological Society and former Deputy Director General of Archaeological Survey of India,  Dr. B.R.Mani, currently Additional Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, Professor P.K.Thomas and Professor Pramod Joglekar of  Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Professor Vandana Kaushik and Professor Ashalatha Joshi of Indian History and Culture Society were present on the occasion.
The excavation at the Muziris heritage site should have been modelled after the Anuradhapura excavation project in Sri Lanka, K Krishnan, a faculty member of archaeology at the University of Baroda, said. The  department of archaeology was part of the of the excavation team at Anuradhapura, which was at present a UNESCO World Heritage site. Krishnan said that the importance of Muziris was shifting towards tourism from the archaeological importance of the findings.
KCHR has not come to any conclusion that Pattanam is Muziris. -    Prof K.N. Panikkar, chairman of KCHR
Prof K.N. Panikkar, chairman of KCHR, said that the tourism component has been included in the project to raise money for it. 
He also said that KCHR has not come to any conclusion that Pattanam is Muziris. He said that he stands by his comments two years ago that he was not happy about naming the project the Muziris Heritage Tourism Project. 
He said he had expressed his concern that tourism should not be merged with historical heritage. Panicker had said then that “tourism as a possible source of revenue can be disastrous for the culture of a place.”    Money comes in TONS
Kerala artists oppose international festival. 

The artists demanded that the State Government revoke the previous LDF Government’s  decision to grant an exorbitant sum of over Rs 70 crore without following any norms to the  Biennale organisers, Kochi Biennale Foundation, a public  charitable  Trust governed by the  provisions of Indian Trust Act(Act II of 1882) led by its president Bose Krishnamaachary and secretary Riyas Komu. The previous LDF government had sanctioned a sum of `73.2 crore for the conduct of Biennale from the Kochi Muziris project fund. The Department of Tourism had sanctioned the release of `5 crore to the Kochi Biennale Foundation to meet the initial cost. They said this sum was unacceptably high as similar events like the Triennale of Central Lalitha Kala Akademi and International Film Festival of Kerala of State Chalachitra Academy were conducted with a budget of around Rs 3 crore. Moreover, the organising of the event had been undertaken by a Mumbai-based private agency, which was not accountable to the State Government in any way.

Till in 2016, not a single evidence proudced for a flourishing port, but see 2008 poster. 


ASI Escavations of Kodungallur said it was below Sea and was first occupied by Human in 8th Century CE only.

 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  Thiruvanchikulam   Karuppadanna  Mathilakam   Kilatali    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...

ASI Must take over all the pits and resurvey whether the artifacts got where from those pits.

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