History and Archeology

Pakistan has been a cradle of civilizations through the ages. It possesses one of the oldest and most distinguished cultural heritages of the world. But archaeology has a very recent growth here.The country is home to many archaeological sites dating from Lower Paleolithic period to Mughal empire. Starting from a modest beginning since the independence of the country in 1947, it has created and developed gradually its essential technical branches, and is now quite well-equipped to undertake archaeological research work in both West and East Pakistan.The earliest known archaeological findings belong to the Soanian culture from the Soan Valley, near modern-day Islamabad. Soan Valley culture is considered as the best known Palaeolithic culture of Central Asia