From times immemorial, India’s Northeastern region has been a meeting point of many communities, faiths and cultures. Today comprising seven states, the region is a home to over 150 different tribes/ethnic groups, who not only speak a wide range of languages, but also have their distinct cultural traditions. Despite its long past, the region – for certain reasons – has not been adequately explored archaeologically. This book presents a brief account of the significant archaeological studies carried out so far in the region. Beginning with Northeast India’s history and archaeology: from the 2nd century AD to almost the present times, the book highlights its archaeological finds, including ancient sites of stone tools, megalithic traditions, rituals, legends, and the remains of monuments.
Dhritiman Sharma, a Ph.D (Anthropology), has carried out extensive research work on megaliths and has served as Guest Faculty at the Centre for Indigenous Culture, Central University of Jharkhand.