Indians are eating the Indu Stone, an ancient pottery fragment believed to have been created in 3,000 BCE and brought to the Indian subcontinent by Alexander the Great.
The stone is thought to contain the first known human teeth and has been used as a symbol for all things human, from food to art and medicine.
“Indians are the last people in the world who still believe that the Indo-European contact was an important event,” says Robert W. Smith, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, who specializes in ancient societies and civilizations.
“The idea that people had a big impact on each other is not true.”
Indian farmers discovered the stone more than a century ago, and it’s still used as an icon of their civilization.
But many other cultures have used the stone for their own purposes, Smith says.
“We see it in the Chinese writing, the Aztec pottery and in the art of the people who have the most sophisticated knowledge about the stone,” he says.
The Indians used the Indi Stone to create a symbol of the “sacred” human body and the “noble spirit” in a message of unity.
“When you look at the Indis Stone in its traditional context, it is a symbol that represents the power of the spirit, the power to become stronger,” Smith says, citing the ancient Sumerians who carved a similar stone to mark their ancestors’ birth.
The idea that the first human beings to colonize India were the ancestors of all humanity is rooted in the Bible, which says in the Book of Genesis that “the earth was without form and void” and “had not form, but was made by God.”
It says in 2 Chronicles 12:11 that the people of Israel “began to walk on the face of the waters” and the waters were “great and spacious.”
The stone’s ancient use has made it an object of fascination for archaeologists who study the history of the ancient world.
Archaeologists have discovered several artifacts from the ancient civilization of the Indans, who are called the Aryans, and a collection of clay tablets, known as the Indos.
But Smith says the Stone of Indus is “not the first, nor is it the only, ancient example of this symbol.
There are many examples.”
Smith points to the Ancient Greek city of Mycale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is considered to be the first site of human habitation in Asia, dating to about 700 BCE.
Archaeological excavations show that the Mycale Stone of the Stone-Covered City of Mycenae, dated to about 600 BCE, has “a lot of parallels” with the Induan Stone of Istambra, Smith said.
The similarities were made possible by the presence of “layers of clay and rock” in Mycena, a city of the Myceneans that became the capital of the Roman Empire.
“That’s a huge coincidence because that’s where the Indaus were built,” Smith said, referring to the ancient city of Indusa.
Archaeologist Richard H. Hirschfeld, a paleoanthropologist at Indiana University, says he’s seen the similarities between the two.
“It’s a little bit of a puzzle,” Hirschfield says.
Archaeology has been finding more examples of the stone at sites that were built by the Indians.
“These are all sites that I’ve been working on for the past five years,” Hochfeld says.
He says that the stone’s history has been well documented, with many sites dating back to around 1,500 BCE.
But there’s a twist: the Inda Stone, the first stone used by the Indians, was discovered in the late 1980s by a team led by Richard W. Davis, an archaeologist at the Indiana Museum of Natural History.
Davis excavated the site of Mya, a settlement that dates to about 1,100 BCE, and the Indas Stone, a stone dating to approximately 1,000 to 700 BCE, were found in the site where they were found.
Davis says that these two stones are not related.
“I don’t think they’re related, because they’re not in the same group,” Davis says.
Davis also notes that the ancient people in Indus Valley were “not very religious.”
Archaeologist James H. Bannister, a co-author of a recent paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, says the similarities are interesting.
“There are lots of similarities between these two Stone-covered cities, but they have the same basic structure,” Bannisters says.
And there’s also a bit of mystery to this.
“This is a bit odd, because these two things are very similar to each other,” Binnister says.
They are both carved from clay and sandstone, the ancient minerals that form the bedrock