CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. Thandikudi and its environs. 3. Site and its surroundings. 4. Archaeological vestiges at Thandikudi. 5. Excavation cuttings. 6. Chronology. 7. Ceramics. 8. Conclusion.
This book brings out the cultural wealth of entire Palani hills, for the first time, through the intensive archaeological exploration. The two seasons of the systematic excavation conducted at Thandikudi in Kodaikanal Region of Tamil Nadu is neatly presented with more than 200 illustrations. The formidable evidences on Iron Age culture and rock paintings provide a new dimension to our understanding. The cultural links with adjoining regions and the cultural dynamics are discussed in detail. This book turns the attention of archaeologists to go for such region specific archaeological explorations and excavations to unravel the diverse cultural heritage of Indian subcontinent.