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In the Constitution of India, Archaeology is included in the concurrent list. It has made possible for the Central Government to have equal jurisdiction over relics of antiquities though anything declared to be of national importance by the Parliament could not be taken over by the State.
The Kerala State Department of Archaeology has been revived in 1959 to carry out systematic and scientific work in all the branches of Archaeological Research such as
1) Epigraphy.
2) Excavation and exploration .
3) Preservation and Conservation
4) Museums
5) Research and Publication and
6) Archaeological Gardens.