HARYANA / Seven thousand year old skeletons of two women found in Rakhigarhi of Hisar were buried in mound number seven

Zoom News : May 10, 2022, 09:43 AM
During the ongoing excavation at the Harappan site Rakhigarhi located in Hisar, Haryana, some secret is being revealed every day. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found two skeletons of two women, about seven thousand years old, buried during excavation in mound number seven in village Rakhigarhi. ASI Joint Director General Sanjay Manjul said that 56 skeletons have been found during the excavation from the year 1998 till now.

Deccan College Pune discovered 36 skeletons in the excavation exercise in the year 2015-16. The department has succeeded in deciphering the DNA of one of the skeletons. Based on the DNA report, the analytical report published by the archaeologists of Deccan College Pune tried to trace the Aryan theory of invasion or migration into South Asia.

ASI Joint Director General Sanjay Manjul, who is leading the excavation, said that samples of petro portion of the temporal bone of the skeletons had been collected for DNA analysis. The specimens have been sent to Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleosciences for conservation. Later it will be sent to CCMB Hyderabad for subtraction and analysis. Shell bangles, a copper mirror and semi-precious stone beads have also been found in the hands of both the skeletons.

Due to the discovery of shell bangles, it is being feared that these people had business relations with distant places. Because shell bangles are not available indigenously. It is expected that we will be successful in analyzing the physical and biological characteristics of the people who lived in Rakhigarhi five to seven thousand years ago.

Sanjay Manjul, disclosing the town planning at the site, said that he has found antiquities, copper objects, a miniature copper mirror, copper beads, agate blades, shell bangles, terracotta bangles, animal sculptures. The lifestyle and culture of the Harappans is reflected in the artefacts and town planning of these people. The meticulous planning of the development of the city is an example of excellent civil engineering in the Harappan era.