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Oh, the PhD candidate in my lab, has been in India, for sampling the soil sediments in archaeological sites of Harappan Civilization. He went to Karsola, Rhaki Garhi and Farmana, all of which were the ancient city, town or village in Indian subcontinent several thousand years ago. The sites were located in the Ghaggar-Hakra basin area, one of the cradles of the ancient Harappan Civilization. He have colllected soil sediment samples for paleoparasitological examinations. If we could see the ancient parasite eggs within the samples, this could be the first reports on the presence of ancient parasite eggs in soils from Harappan civilization. He also examined thousand-year-old bones that were collected from Farmana area. We will discuss what types of the biological information could be obtained from the skeleton samples by anthropological studies. We will be back to India, more works on the human, animal and parasite samples from one of the oldest civilizations in the world.
Sampling in Karsola
Sampling in Rhaki Gahri
Good friends: Oh (leftmost); Dr. Lankton (2nd from left); Dr. Shinde (In the middle)