Unesco’s observation on the Pile Dwellings around the Alps is that ‘The series of 111 out of the 937 known archaeological pile-dwelling sites in six countries around the Alpine and sub-alpine regions of Europe is composed of the remains of prehistoric settlements dating from 5,000 to 500 BC which are situated under water, on lake shores, along rivers or in wetlands’, it also says that these pile-dwellings ‘reveal details of trade routes for flint, shells, gold, amber, and pottery across the Alps and within the plains, transport evidence from dugout canoes and wooden wheels, some complete with axles for two wheeled carts dating from around 3,400BC, some of the earliest preserved in the world, and the oldest textiles in Europe dating to 3,000 BC. …’.
But this scholarly observation on the pile-dwellings is less than correct; they are neither pre-historic in nature nor they can be dated to 3,000 B.C. Some of these dwellings are seen even today in rural India and in other parts of the world where ancient migrants reached and housed themselves in a less privileged region. These dwellings depict as a whole a system of housing model in water-logged areas. These dwellings sites mark how ancient migrants reached and dwelled in different parts of Europe with difficult situations. In france there are eleven such pile-dwellings and they as follows:
The ancient identity of these sites and the places where they are located now can be seen from below:
Lac —Ruk/Mt Rukshya/Rukshya-danta
Clairvaux—or Clair-vaux/Kuru-vaki or Kuru kingdom near Ruk/Rax/Rukshya
Chalain—Charan/or at the foot of Mt Lac
Marigny—Mruguni/Mriga-sthala/Mrigdal of the Bible/Deer Park
d’Aiguebelette—Aigue-Bellete means Place of the Achaeans or the Yakni/Aggi/Agni people; Belette means ‘a/bartta’ or ‘bhartta’ region/or Bharatha region.
Sud—Sada/Sada Nagar/or the region of the Sudras or the ‘traders’
Baie—Baya, name of a Sage/Name of a place.
Tresserve—Tri-serve/Trisira/Triveni or the sacred place of the meeting of the three rivers/three peaks/three deities.
Sur—Sun/Devas; refers to the place of Eight Gods
Leman—Ramanas or the Romans
Les Marais—Royal people of the Mayuras or the Mauryas
Jorioz—Jaras/Zaras/Jurrites of the Bible/Jarudhira Mountain
Le Cret—Sacred Cete coutry as same as Crete of the Bible/Country of the Chaitya or the Chetiyas/Chedi kingdom
Secteur—Saka people/Saktas/Saketa, refers to Cete/Eschate and the Chaitya festival.
Mongets—refers to Mangala country