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4 - Ceramics and Disposal of the Dead; A Study of Burials at Chandayan

Saturday, July 7
10:20 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Rudraksha, Lower Ground Floor

In the process of becoming a conscious and evolved society, humans introduced faith and belief in disposing of the dead. This faith and belief in turn paved way for organized system of rituals that goes into immortalizing the dead. From Hunter and Gatherers to modern day Global Citizens of the world the final adieu to the deceased holds utmost importance which differs from religion to religion. India, a home of many religions offers varied rituals and practices that immortalize the mortal, tombs like famous Taj Mahal or ancient Buddhist Stupas are example of such traditions. In archaeological context too we find different traditional practices of disposing the dead bodies in which pottery played an important role. The position of these containers in the burial pit, the surface treatment and the cultural material in these containers helped archaeologists in interpretation the ancient rituals of prehistoric society. This paper thus deals with the study of containers excavated at a Chalcolithic site Chandayan in the Bagpath district, Uttar Pradesh, India.


In the light of the recent excavations the burials are studied along with fresh excavations at Sanauli (District, Bagpath, Uttar Pradesh) in the vicinity which is a famous Harappan burial site. This paper therefore is the first attempt in analyzing the relation between ceramics and burial practices of the past. 

Disha Ahluwalia

Independent Scholar, India

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Sanjay Manjul

Archaeological Survey of India, India

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Arvin Manjul

Independent Scholar

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