Burgos, the city in Spain which hosted the XVII World Conference on prehistory
Terence and I flanked by UISPP flags at the University of Burgos, the venue of the World Conference
The next day was the day of our lectures. I learnt that over a hundred sessions were on way and ours was just one of these.
I had my presentation in my pen-drive. Terence opened our session giving an introduction to the topic on which we were to address. He opened his lecture giving his presentation on the design of the Stonehenge, Dronbeg and Avebury Stone Circles.
Dr.Meaden opens the session.
Terence presents his lecture
Many scholars from all over the world addressed after him as Maria Giuseppina Gradoli from University of Leicester, Ana Cruz from Portugal, James Blinkhorn from University of Bordeaux, Herman Bender from England et al.
My presentation at the UISPP
My lecture at the Conference.
This lecture covered the varied typology of megaliths (both the types; the surface typology and the inner excavated structures) that exist in India from Kashmir to Kerala and from Manipur to Gujarat. I presented the details of the excavation of various megaliths, the description of the exposed burials and the grave finds of many megaliths from all over the country.
Dr.Giuse Gradoli, Dr Meaden and I relax and pose after the Conference
Outside one session along with other delegates
In the ancient times megaliths in India were not built only for sepulchral/funerary purposes but many were non-sepulchral and commemorative and were also raised for astronomical and other purposes. My presentation dealt with such monuments from all over the country.
The first session ended with this lecture.
I spotted one of the floors decorated with many such designs created with primitive tool like stones
I delved deep into the Santal migratory legends and narrated that these tales speak of their traversing into these region at some hoary antiquity.
Many European languages as Flemmish, German, Latin and English has many Mundari words that confirm that such a journey into Europe by the proto austroloid tribals. That Jharkhand and England share the same term for a megalith, sasan is also such an authentication.
The presentation dealt into more such solid proofs that brought the two lands so close during the prehistoric era which made them build such stunningly identical megaliths in India and England/Europe.
|The Queen of Spain, Her Majesty Sophia Margarita Victoria Frederika graced the end ceremony|
The papers of this session will be published in the journal of British Archaeological report (BAR) of which Dr.Prof.Terence Meaden is the Editor.
The conference ended with the Queen of Spain Margarita Sophia gracing the end ceremony. The next UISPP as it was decided will be held in Melbourne in 2017.