Mollusk Shells Dated 45900 Years Validate Indian Puranic Texts

When I posted that Hindus lived 74,000 years ago with sources from Archeology , there was derision.

I followed up the story  with 1.07 Million  year old site in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India where the Tamils have live, there was silence.

Phorcus turbinatus shells. Top and side views of: (1) A complete specimen (inventory no.: RGM-606318a). (2) A shell of which the top was removed by Upper Palaeolithic people to aid flesh extraction (RGM-606318b). Scale bar is 1 cm.
Phorcus turbinatus shells. Top and side views of: (1) A complete specimen (inventory no.: RGM-606318a). (2) A shell of which the top was removed by Upper Palaeolithic people to aid flesh extraction (RGM-606318b). Scale bar is 1 cm.

And the Tamil quotes the Vedas!

It is another story which warranted a separate post that the Vedas quote Tamil!

The Vedic people spread throughout the world, when the Geography of the earth was different.

I have posted extensively on this subject.

They had migrated to all parts of the world including the Levant.

Please refer the Post Hindus Lived 74000 Years ago

After delving into a site at Jwalapuram in southern India, which has preserved artifacts spanning the past 78,000 years, the scientists also discovered signs of technological innovation at roughly the same time as the population boom. Until 38,000 years ago, blades made of stone flakes were squat or relatively large. But afterward a new kind of blade came to the forefront—small, elongated “microliths” just four centimeters in length or less, with triangular, crescent or trapezoidal shapes. Similar findings were seen during the population boom at the Patne site on the west coast of India and at the Fa Hien Cave site in Sri Lanka.(scientific american)..

Full Post Here.

The near east was one of the places where the Vedic people lived before moving out to Europe and other areas,

Please read my post under Hinduism on the various areas inhabited by the Vedic people

Sumerian, Minoan, Aztecs,Mayans, Polynesia , Africa and Arctic….

Lord Rama’s Empire covered the world.

And Vikramadithya’s extended through the middle east.

The current dating confirms the fact that when Hindu texts speak of thousands of years History, that the Time frames  mentioned in the Hindu texts are not a figment of imagination.

And all the Archeological, Astronomical evidence confirms Indian history as found in the Indian Texts of yore.

Sanatana Dharma, based on available evidence is older than any other civilization and that some of the earliest sites known to man are found in India.

And they confirm a Rich culture when the rest of the world was yet to be born.

Kindly read my poss on Human Migration for India

New high precision radiocarbon dates of mollusk shells show that modern humans occupied the Near East at least 45,900 years ago and colonized Europe from there.

A multinational team, which included researchers from the University of York, analysed shells recovered at Ksâr ‘Akil, a site in Lebanon. Ksâr ‘Akil is one of the few sites in the Near East where modern human fossils are associated with Upper Palaeolithic (UP) tools.

The researchers radiocarbon-dated the shell carbonates of the mollusck species Phorcus turbinatus that was eaten by prehistoric humans. The analysis revealed that modern humans carrying UP tools occupied the eastern Mediterranean at least 45,900 years ago. This confirms UP modern human presence in the Levant prior to their arrival in Europe and suggests that it served as a corridor for the colonization of Europe by modern humans.

Dr Beatrice Demarchi, of the Department of Archaeology at York, and Sheila Taylor, of the University’s Department of Chemistry, were part of the team which studied around 3500 shells comprising 49 species. The researchers found that the best-preserved shells were those of mollusks gathered by prehistoric humans for consumption as food and they used new techniques to ensure that the samples had not been compromised during burial before radiocarbon dating them.

“One of these approaches is a technique called ‘intra-crystalline protein diagenesis’ which evaluates the integrity of amino acids preserved in the intra-crystalline structure of the shell carbonates” says Dr Demarchi. Amino acid analyses were undertaken at the University’s Natural Environment Research Council-recognised facility for amino acid analysis.

The study, which is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), has allowed the researchers to propose a robust new chronology for Ksâr ‘Akil. Their results confirm the presence of modern humans carrying a UP toolkit in the Levant prior to any modern human fossils in Europe.

The timing of the spread of modern humans out of Africa and into Eurasia is a topic of major debate among archaeologists, human paleontologists and geneticists. They have been seeking to establish when modern humans first arrived in Europe, the route they took and if the Levant serve as a corridor facilitating Upper Palaeolithic modern human dispersal…

Marjolein Bosch, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, the lead author of the study added: “Toolkits similar to those associated with Ethelruda and Egbert are also found in other sites in the Levant as well as in Europe. These similar toolkits and the earlier ages in the Near East suggest population dispersals from the Near East to Europe between 55,000 and 40,000 years ago.”

*Interpretation and references to Indian Sources are Mine(SV.Ramanan)



Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University of York. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length..

Journal Reference:

  1. Marjolein D. Bosch, Marcello A. Mannino, Amy L. Prendergast, Tamsin C. O’Connell, Beatrice Demarchi, Sheila M. Taylor, Laura Niven, Johannes van der Plicht, and Jean-Jacques Hublin. New chronology for Ksâr ‘Akil (Lebanon) supports Levantine route of modern human dispersal into Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1501529112

University of York. “Mollusk shells: Modern humans inhabited Near East at least 45,900 years ago, colonized Europe from there.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 1 June 2015. .


Author: ramanan50

Retired Senior Management Professional. Lectures on Indian Philosophy,Hinduism, Comparative Religions. Researching Philosophy, Religion. Free lance Writer.Blogger

5 thoughts on “Mollusk Shells Dated 45900 Years Validate Indian Puranic Texts”

    1. Carbon dating is not useful for periods beyond 5000 years.These have been dated with tectonic movements of plates thermal imaging technology.shall be writing dating tools shortly.regards


  1. Hi

    This is a great info of our Vedic Hindu Literatures.

    Kindly continue this exploration,


    Vinod C.H


    1. Thanks.Inputs or ideas on these lines welcome,especially from people of Indian languages.I am familiar with Tamil and Sanskrit only. I know other Indian languages have references to Sanatana Dharma and this will provide me directions.Thanks and Regards.


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