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Contribution of John marshal and martimer wheeler in Indian archaeology
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Kaal Lu 4 months, 1 week ago

John Marshall and Mortimer Wheeler made significant contributions to Indian archaeology: 1. **John Marshall**: - Marshall was the Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1902 to 1931. He played a crucial role in systematizing archaeological research in India. - Under his leadership, the ASI conducted extensive excavations at various sites, including Mohenjo-Daro and Taxila, leading to the discovery of the Indus Valley Civilization. - He emphasized the importance of preservation and documentation of archaeological finds, which laid the foundation for modern archaeological practices in India. 2. **Mortimer Wheeler**: - Wheeler succeeded Marshall as the Director-General of ASI. He brought innovative techniques to Indian archaeology. - Wheeler introduced the grid system for excavations, which improved the accuracy of documenting findings and stratigraphy. - His work at sites like Harappa and Arikamedu furthered our understanding of India's ancient history. - Wheeler also emphasized the training and involvement of Indian archaeologists in excavation work, contributing to the development of a skilled workforce in the field. Both Marshall and Wheeler made substantial contributions to the study of India's archaeological heritage and its history.
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