People have been talking of the Rig Veda as 5000 years old.
This is outdated.
I have posted an article that Hinduism has been dated 50,000 years back.
Now even this is way off the mark.
New evidence suggests that Hinduism existed in Indonesia 74,000 ago and it is safe to assume that Hinduism antedates this period.
Earlier to this finding a city older that Mohenjo-Daro has been found.
About 76,000 years ago, the volcano Toba – located in what is now Indonesia – erupted to create the largest and most devastating volcanic event of the past 2 million years. Almost 3,000 cubic kilometers of magma was spewed out, while sulfuric acid rained over the earth as far away as Greenland. The world became subject to a volcanic winter, and what followed was one of the most severe ice ages in documented history.
Over in India, the land was showered with 15 centimeters of volcanic ash, which can be seen today, working as a distinct age marker in the earth’s stratigraphy. And yet, contrary to all logic, archaeologists have unearthed assemblages of stone tools both above and below the ash deposit in India’s Jwalapuram Valley.
The tools look remarkably similar to those made by humans in Africa, which indicates that these tools were also human-formed – and yet, if humans were still in India after the depositing of ash (an incredible feat it itself), they would have had an extremely difficult time trying to survive. After all, the sheer magnitude of the eruption suspended both volcanic gas and sulfuric acid in the earth’s atmosphere for years, causing warm sunlight to be redirected away from Earth – and plunging the world into several centuries of temperatures that were at least 3-5 degrees C lower than normal after the event.
Mapping of stone tool artefacts on a Middle Palaeolithic occupation surface under the Toba ash.
Newly discovered archaeological sites in southern and northern India have revealed how people lived before and after the colossal Toba volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago.
The international, multidisciplinary research team, led by Oxford University in collaboration with Indian institutions, unveiled to a conference in Oxford what it calls ‘Pompeii-like excavations’ beneath the Toba ash.
The seven-year project examines the environment that humans lived in, their stone tools, as well as the plants and animal bones of the time. The team has concluded that many forms of life survived the super-eruption, contrary to other research which has suggested significant animal extinctions and genetic bottlenecks.
According to the team, a potentially ground-breaking implication of the new work is that the species responsible for making the stone tools in India was Homo sapiens. Stone tool analysis has revealed that the artefacts consist of cores and flakes, which are classified in India as Middle Palaeolithic and are similar to those made by modern humans in Africa. ‘Though we are still searching for human fossils to definitively prove the case, we are encouraged by the technological similarities. This suggests that human populations were present in India prior to 74,000 years ago, or about 15,000 years earlier than expected based on some genetic clocks,’ said project director Dr Michael Petraglia, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
This exciting new information questions the idea that the Toba super-eruption caused a worldwide environmental catastrophe. Dr Michael Petraglia, School of Archaeology
An area of widespread speculation about the Toba super-eruption is that it nearly drove humanity to extinction. The fact that the Middle Palaeolithic tools of similar styles are found right before and after the Toba super-eruption, suggests that the people who survived the eruption were the same populations, using the same kinds of tools, says Dr Petraglia. The research agrees with evidence that other human ancestors, such as the Neanderthals in Europe and the small brained Hobbits in Southeastern Asia, continued to survive well after Toba.
Although some scholars have speculated that the Toba volcano led to severe and wholesale environmental destruction, the Oxford-led research in India suggests that a mosaic of ecological settings was present, and some areas experienced a relatively rapid recovery after the volcanic event.
The team has not discovered much bone in Toba ash sites, but in the Billasurgam cave complex in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, the researchers have found deposits which they believe range from at least 100,000 years ago to the present. They contain a wealth of animal bones such as wild cattle, carnivores and monkeys. They have also identified plant materials in the Toba ash sites and caves, yielding important information about the impact of the Toba super-eruption on the ecological settings.
Dr Petraglia said: ‘This exciting new information questions the idea that the Toba super-eruption caused a worldwide environmental catastrophe. That is not to say that there were no ecological effects. We do have evidence that the ash temporarily disrupted vegetative communities and it certainly choked and polluted some fresh water sources, probably causing harm to wildlife and maybe even humans.’
Older Than Harappa.
“A team of archaeologists from the Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute is back from Haryana where they stumbled upon a record 70 Harappan graves at a site in Farmana, discovering the largest burial site of this civilization in India so far. It is an extraordinary archaeological finding. A big housing complex that matured during the Harappan era was discovered by these archaeologists who have been working in this little known village for the past three years. The archaeological team here uncovered an entire town plan. The skeletal remains belong to an era between 2500 BC to 2000 BC.
Read the Report about this archeological site in Chennai ,Tamil Nadu,India, MillionYear Old Tamil Site Chennai
*While there have been positive comments on this post, there are comments that are not in agreement with what is found in the article.
1. The idea that’ Hindus lived 74000 years ago is farfetched’
Such is the mesmerising powere of doctored Indian History that people refuse to believe a scientific research.
That too from ‘authentic western sources’
I deliberately quote from western sources because many of us take only these sources as authentic!
2.’ How do you say those who lived 74,000 years ago were Hindus?’
It is because only Indian texts refer and cover such vast stretches of Time.
The artifacts unearthed in India and around the world confirm antiquity of Hinduism.
The events and characters mentioned are verifiable by various tools like astronomy, etymology, carbon dating, Infra-red dating and bt tectonic shifts.
None of the other human groups stand this test.
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Good information, but how do we know they were “Hindus’? Have any Hindu symbols been found too?
No other Religion was in existence prior to Sanatana Dharma as per available records.
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And Tamil classics speak of Sanatana Dharma and later about Buddhism and Jainism.
No country, culture or organized religion is 74 THOUSAND years old. That is nonsense. The Vedic period in India began some 3 thousand years ago with the Aryans, before that there was the Indus Valley civilization which was roughly contemporary with that of the Sumerians. Uhm….again, no nationhood, organized religion, or ancient cultures existed 74 THOUSAND years ago. Learn history from historians and archaeologists, not from religions. They always exaggerate to promote themselves.
Our ignorance does not change History.Regds.
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The moment u involved the vedic civilization with the aryans , clearly shows you know Zilch !
Thanks for commenting
The Aryan invasion is a myth and it has been debunked scientifically. It was a figment of Max Mueller’s imagination, and was further sanctified by left leaning historians. Please come out of it.
Your logic is completely flawed. There is no connection to Hinduism. You could just as easily say that Unix computers were there because no other computers existed before them.
Great information….Sanatan Satya
I’m gonna have to call Bull Shit on this claim in lieu of any archaeological evidence. Look, India already is a very old country, among the oldest in the world. Would maybe 3,200 years not be enough for you, you have to lie and stretch it to 75 thousand ??? Huh. Lesson learned, don’t leave history to religion, it does a very poor job at authenticity and turns anything factual into fancy and fantasy in order to “promote” itself over all else.
Mr. Nenamorut: Who are that historians and archaelogists? Many of that western historians and archaelogits, dont have proofs for many things, everything is biased and written favour to them. I dont believe and Hindus dont need to learn from anyone, Bharat desh is so advanced and civilized from 1000`s of years ago than anyone and Hinduism is mother of all religions.. Ask your historians and Archaelogists to check the history of Dwaraka ( Lord Krishna Birth place which found in sea. Read Hinduism and Vedic history properly, dont bring western biased historians and archaeologists here.
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Hello, I have just discovered your blog by chance and your information is helping to fill some blanks in the great puzzle of history. I understood that the Toba eruption left Ash falls up to 20 feet deep in some parts of India and I would love to know more about the city’s under the sea off India’s coastline. There is sketchy evidence to suggest that agriculture was widely practised in South India at 20,000 BC and at the time of Krishna prior to 3000 BC and the commencement of the Kali yuga, India was already a major civilisation with great influence from the Mediterranean to the Pacific Ocean. Therefore evidence of civilisation before 70 BC is not surprising and I would be delighted to see more information that you have.
Kindly check under the Category Hinduism.There are at least 30 articles relating to this.You might also check under Tamils, Astrophysics.
Please share similar information.
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See Hinduism is a name which derived from from Indu s valley civilisation. Much more predated to that Sanathana dharma was existing here in this earth. Now the new denomination call it as Pagans . There is no much difference between Hinduism and Sanathana dharma rather there is some changes in the way of belief and worshipping according to the specific Era period. The remnants of that Sanathana dharma can be seen all over this earth in different forms and names. There are artifacts which only related to Sanathanam which have been excavated from all around the world including U S predating to 1 million year old. But after going through the various seminar speeches of different archeologist around the world and their journal notes one thing will be clear that some body donot want them to be open to the public or they are thrown out of the archeological world if they talk and publish regarding that.. Seems like their proof what they have discovered donot want to be published or even if published some body wants to suppress it. It is very clear that if they show off those discoveries , the newly formed denomination will all be destroyed. The best way to explain this other than in India if you ask a person who believe in some tic religion, how old this earth or human species they will give an answer not more than 5000-6000 years. It is only indian belief that stretches more than that period and explain with the yuga . One more interesting thing is that even with this much of advance technology Indian government has suppressed this archeological surveys to it maximum extent nor they allowed outside world to look into that. I hope that the new government will not do such stupid things.
The original inhabitants of the peninsula now called India, whom the British proclaimed as “Dravids”, were Negroids from Africa. The real Druids were tall fair, agricultural and architectural, Lalitha, Shiva and Vishnu worshiping Semites from Mesopotamia (the place of the three rivers now called Tigris, Euphrates and Jordan) who scattered to escape persecution by their own apostates who had embraced Yahweh, the jealous God of Abraham and harrying from the Aryas. The Jews refer to Lalitha as Lilith “the first wife” of Adam and as “Maya” an evil illusion that seduces. The ancient prototypical Druid name for a City “Ur” is still used in many Indian languages with the same import. The Aryas were stocky, bracycephalic, ruddy to golden complexioned, war like nomadic pastoralists that comprised tribes from East Prussia to Mongolia (their grazing grounds), united by a common constitution, laws and code of chivalry, who worshiped Brahma and nature. Some Druids settled in the Indo Gangetic plain during the Rik Vedic Period and were over laid by the Aryas during the Shukla Yajur Veda Period who extracted tribute from the Druids as produced with their skills giving rise to the joyous tones of the Krishna Yajur Veda. The Aryas entered into the Treaty of Bharatha which bound them together like latter day NATO and also paid collective tribute to Arya Mihira to escape further attacks from Aryan tribes beyond the Himalayas. This led to the decadence of the Sama Veda. In due course, their prosperity made them powerful enough to discard tributes to Arya Mihira and become the independent Nation of Bharatha Varsha. After the Mahabharatha War, Aryans were decimated and Aryan power was no longer enforcable. Druids and Aryas intermarried and the Shudra Varna entered the Guru Kula system. The Druid skills of acrhitecture, agriculture, and customs of temple worship entered the Vedas through the “Aagama” (that which came from outside) Shastras in the Atharva Veda Period. At this time the Druid Deities were Sanskritized in Mantras and the codified manual of the Threithreya Upanishad was created for all Veda to draw on. The Vedic period was brought to an end by Ashoka. Sanskrit, together with the Upanishads, Vedas, and Brahma Suthras was revived by Adi Shankara whose ancestors had fled deep to the South to escape Ashoka’s persecution. He re integrated India and amalgamated the Aryan, Druid and Negroid deities into the Panchayathana. (Aryan Brahma by his living idol the Sun, Aryan Shankara and Rudra with Druid Shiva, Aryan Narayana with Druid Vishnu, Aryan Sandhya, Savithri, Gayatri and Saraswathi with Druid Lalitha, Lakshmi and Paravathi and Tribal Kali as Durga Parameshwari, and tribal Ganapathi as himself), Much of the mythology (Puranas) was born in two phases. The first to reconcile and integrate religions during the Atharva Veda period and then to reconcile and integrate the Panchayathana. They carry shades of religious competitiveness and flights of fancy. Not all the religions accepted this integration and many atavistic religions from necrophagy to human sacrifice persist to this day. Those that did not adhere to the laws of Arya Varsha were proscribed and their followers were declared out castes as was Ashoka (for violating the treaty of Bharatha and massacring his brothers). In 1921 the British coined a name for the out castes, “Dalits” and made them Hindus-in-law to swamp the congregational temple welfare system and break the back of Hinduism while simultaneously commencing a canard and legal oppression against Brahmins (e.g. British stooge Patros’ Communal Gazetted Order 613 of 1923 to discriminate against Brahmins in all walks of life in the Madras Presidency) Hinduism represents a defunct nationality that was identified by adherence to common (Brahminical) law till 1921, though the term itself was coined by the Persians to describe those who lived in the Indus Valley i.e. present day Pakistan. Here is some interesting disinformation:
History is of the winner, by the winner for the winner, if we take the analogy of Democracy. The present history and archaeology are mostly given by Britishers and the leftist Indians historian follow it we study it. To knwo the true history we have to come out from the influences of British and leftist historian.
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As a yoga teacher, i have come across several origin theories. I would like to convey my views, it might add in some details. First, there is no evidence of any religion beyond 3000 years. Hinduism as a term and religion came into being as a defence against the spread of islam and christianity and buddhism. There has been several pieces of evidence in line with the sangham literature, including australian aboriginal people having a dna match to people from indian subcontinent. Also vedas are anadhi – timeless, if someone claims its been written only 3000 years back dosent prove its beginning, it was only written down few millenias back, whereas it was perfectly transmitted verbally for more than the years mentioned in the article. Hence if there was any organized religion, it must have been only vedic approach. Unfortunately, british invasion of our knowledge and history and tampering with them has been perfect. Its not to prove india is the origin of everything. Just that we have a deep history of knowledge, know how, philosophy. When rest of the world cant trace back much of their history, india has so much to offer. Lets try and honor that and the work of our ancestors respected. Thanks to the author of this blog for his work.
Thanks for your valuable input.I am trying to date our History.I have just reached about a Million years of Tamil.Let me see how far this goes.Regds
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I like your information, there r several proof which we cannot identify or recognised. More over we didn’t read our Puranas. They only give us more information.puranas explain about entire universe, but we cannot understand it with one reading. If we r really research on vedas or Puranas then we will get some evidences. Finally we can say that our religion is oldest as per available records. I will wish u and eccept more.
Thank you. Inputs welcome.Regds.
Ramayan happened during Tritayug which is several lakhs of years back. Ram setu is the today’s proof of Ramayan. It only goes to prove that human race in india existed long ago that today’s scietists can not even imagine.!
Pagans are essentially Hindus. It is safe to assume that the Homo erects and later the Homo sapiens sapiens had been pagans.
Also, the people who were directly ancestral to the modern Hindus can be called Hindus. Thus presence of Hindus in India at 74000 ybp is understandable and acceptable.
Please read my posts on these issues.
Hello. If at all we talk about Vedas, it is because of Max Muller. Please understand..
Max Mueller has achievedcwhat he had set to achieve!)
I disagree. Ramayana bridge(. Adam bridge) is more than 17.5 lakh years old and is man made! We Hindus are much more older than that.
Yes Our history is much older. Please check my other articles.regards
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A good article though, It may definitely be possible that human kind dwelling this world long before the period mentioned in this article. Many so called Hindus will disagree with me that there is no religion named as Hindu. This Hindu word has been derived from the fact that the people living near the Indus river, which the Persian’s have changed to Hindus. They refered this region as Hindustan. One of our friends have also mentioned in his above comments that the religion name only popped up after the rise of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism and that’s true.
So I would request the author to not the refer the ancient people in today’s India as Hindus. There was no religion in that time, we only had traditions, which we still follow.
Please check my article Sanatana Dharma is not Hinduism. I am using the term Hinduism to enable the common man understand. Regards