When third period of removal is good to go to start
K. Amarnath Ramakrishna, Superintending Archeologist, Excavations Branch (Bangalore), Archeological Survey of India, who has been supervising removal work in Keezhadi close Madurai, has been exchanged to Guwahati Circle of the ASI.
P.S. Sriraman, Superintending Archeologist (in-control), Jodhpur Circle, has been exchanged to Excavations Branch (Bangalore), which is in charge of archeological unearthings in the southern States.
The exchange has come at an essential crossroads when the third period of the exhuming in Keezhadi is good to go to start as the Director General, ASI, allowed authorization for it in February after significant deferral and the underlying subsidizing for the third stage was endorsed a week ago.
The postponement in endorsement, which should have occurred in October a year ago, and the charged hesitance of the Central government in proceeding with the unearthing kicked up a contention and evoked broad judgment by different political gatherings, journalists and film identities in Tamil Nadu.
Sources in the ASI said the exchange had been made according to a current strategy change, which required move of authorities in the rank of Superintending Archeologists at regular intervals.
Mr. Amarnath has been serving in his present position for around three years and has been included in Keezhadi removal as far back as the work started in 2015. In the two periods of exhuming in 2015 and 2016, upwards of 5,800 antiques were uncovered from the site.
The aftereffects of the cell based dating of charcoal unearthed from Keezhadi demonstrated that the settlement had a place with 200 BC, in this way giving solid proof of the presence of a flourishing urban settlement on the banks of the Vaigai since the Sangam age.
Communicating worry over the exchange of Mr. Ramakrishna, a prehistorian firmly taking after the improvements in Keezhadi stated, “Such exchanges are not by and large made amid continuous unearthings, especially in the underlying stages.”
“It is not simply a regulatory work but rather thoroughly scholarly. The excavator builds up a sharp understanding and information of the ancient rarities being uncovered and subsequently the related culture, which is vital for further unearthing,” he said.