சிலப்பதிகாரத்தின் மிக முக்கிய களமாக விளங்கியது காவிரிப் பூம்பட்டினம்.புகார் என அழைக்கப்பட்ட இந்நகரம் சோழர்களின் சிறந்த துறை நகராக உயர்வு பெற்றது. யவனர்கள் மற்றும் ரோமானிய வணிகர்கள் இத்துறைமுகத்தின் வாயிலாக வாணிபம் மேற்கொண்டனர்.
1980,1984, மற்றும் 2004 ஆண்டுகளில் புகாரில் National Institute of Oceanography மற்றும் Archeological Survey இவர்களால் மேற்கொள்ளப்பட்ட ஆய்வில், புகார் நகர் சுமார் 11000 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முற்பட்டது என்பது உறுதி செய்யப் பட்டது. கிரகாம் ஹான்காக் அகழ்வாராய்ச்சியாளரின் பங்களிப்பு இக்கண்டுபிடிப்பில் இன்றியமையாததாகும்.
The Tamil sites who have been calling me names have now been sending mails to me requesting to publish more articles on the antiquity of Tamil!
This after my recent articles on Tamil and Sanskrit.
Well I shall continue to write facts as they are available, relying more on Indian Literature ,Epigraphy, Linguistics rather than some big fancy Names of self-styled Indologists.
Now on the find of the material being dated 11000 Years sets the Tamil History and the Sanatana Dharma back at least by 20,000 years.
But the Tamil Sangams are dated at
“that the first two of which were held in cities since “taken by the sea”, and the third of which was held during the 5th century BC in the present-day city of Madurai.'(wiki).
Silappadikaram has been dated to likely belong to the beginning of Common era.
The incidence of Kovalan Madhavi and Kannagi took place in the same period as the poet who wrote the Tamil Epic was the brother of the Chera King Cheran Senguttuvan.
However the recent finding placed these dates to 11000 years back!
So it is logical to arrive at the conclusion that the Silappadikaram Town was in existence around 11000 CE and for a rich language as Tamil to develop, from a dialect, colloquial form and then to literary ,it requires minimum 5000 Years.
And Tamil quotes Ithihasas ,Ramayana and Mahabharata and the Vedas.
That should place these Ithihasas earlier .
Hence based on this evidence available now, Tamil should be at least 16000 years old and the Sanskrit Puranas earlier.
Please read my Post Million Year Old Tamil quotes Vedas and they quote Tamil.
But we are assigning Tamil Sangam at 500 BC and Rig veda at 5000 BC!
The date of Poompuhar artifact was arrived at and verified by Glenn Milne Sea Level changes.
The place is called Poompuhar. It lies on southeast India’s Coromandel coast facing the Bay of Bengal between modern Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. Its immediate offshore area has been the subject of marine archaeological investigations by India’s National Institute of Oceanography since the 1980’s — and numerous non-controversial finds of man-made structures dated between the third century AD and the third century BC have been made in the “inter-tidal zone” close to shore at depths down to 6 feet (approximately 2 metres).
These finds of structures in shallow water (some so shallow that they are exposed at low tide) have been quite widely written-up in the archaeological literature. But for some reason other discoveries that the NIO has made in deeper water off Poompuhar have attracted no attention at all. Most notably these other discoveries include a second completely separate group of structures fully three miles from the Poompuhar shore in water that is more than 70 feet (23 metres) deep. The lack of interest is surprising because to anyone with even minimal knowledge of post-glacial sea-level rise their depth of submergence is – or should be – highly anomalous. Indeed according to Glenn Milne’s sea-level data the land on which these structures were built last stood above water at the end of the Ice Age more than 11,000 years ago.https://ramanisblog-in.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/ramanisblog.in/2015/03/02/poompuhar-find-sets-tamilhinduism-by-atleast-20000-years/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQCrABIA%3D%3D#aoh=16025087535958&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Framanisblog.in%2F2015%2F03%2F02%2Fpoompuhar-find-sets-tamilhinduism-by-atleast-20000-years%2F