Yet Poompuhar is around 20,000 years old.
Tamil Brahmi is older than this,as Cilappadikaram, a Classical Epic of Sangam Era was written, not in Brahmi, but in evolved later Tamil!
Archeologists have, in 2013, have catalogued 293 towns belonging to Sangam Era in Vaigai bed!
Time we rewrote our History.
Archaeologists opine that it could date back to another 10,000 years back.
Burnt Bricks used to Build houses, Chess Pieces, Micro Pearls, intricate potteries were found.
At Keezhadi, a village not far from the southern bank of the Vaigai river near Madurai, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) is undertaking a massive excavation, possibly its biggest to date in Tamil Nadu. Already 42 trenches have been dug in two locations in a coconut grove at a place called Pallichandai Thidal in the village.