Science and Technology in Ancient India


Information about science and technology in ancient India are given.
The internet links for additional information are also provided.


Men of older generation used to say that all knowledge is
there in the Vedas. Anyone who hears such words will have
the first reaction that it is an over confident statement.

Ancient 'Saranwrap' Preserves Fossils

Why are some fossils preserved so beautifully? Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester Department of Geology believes it is because they were wrapped in a sort of clingfilm, hundreds of millions of years ago. He, together with Helen Jones, a Leicester undergraduate and Professor Barrie Rickards of Cambridge University, have been puzzling over why some graptolites (pictured below) – extinct, ocean-going animals ? are so curiously preserved.