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Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No. 9 (2013)

Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology was launched in 2003 by one of India’s leading academic institutions, the Centre for Research & Training in History, Archaeology and Palaeo-environment, New Delhi. The second issue is in the Press. The Journal is an outcome of the realization on the part of the international community of archaeologists and historians that India has no journal devoted exclusively to the archaeology of the Indian Ocean Rim countries, starting from the Red Sea through the South China Sea, although Indian occupies the central position in this vast area, with three-fourths of its land facing the gulfs and bays of the Indian Ocean. It is common knowledge that Egypt, Ethiopis, Kenya, Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain and countries bordering the Persian Gulf, including Iraq and Iran, as well as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, were closely connected with each other through long-distance sea-borne trade-routes for thousands of years. This particular phenomenon had led to the development of what is now generally called ‘Shared Culture’ with its distinct personality which is Afro-Asian. It is reflected in the material items dug up every year at a number of sites in India and all other countries along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. This journal embodies the results of explorations and excavations conducted by scholars in various countries which witnessed the growth of the personality of the shared culture of the Indian Ocean Rim countries, including the countries of Southwest Asia. It also includes all aspects of cultural, economic and socio-political histories of these countries. The contributors to this journal are from all over the world. It is a MUST for every scholar and layman interested in the history and arachaeology of the coastal countries of the Indian Ocean, from Africa, and West Asia through China.

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Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology was launched in 2003 by one of India’s leading academic institutions, the Centre for Research & Training in History, Archaeology and Palaeo-environment, New Delhi. The second issue is in the Press. The Journal is an outcome of the realization on the part of the international community of archaeologists and historians that India has no journal devoted exclusively to the archaeology of the Indian Ocean Rim countries, starting from the Red Sea through the South China Sea, although Indian occupies the central position in this vast area, with three-fourths of its land facing the gulfs and bays of the Indian Ocean. It is common knowledge that Egypt, Ethiopis, Kenya, Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain and countries bordering the Persian Gulf, including Iraq and Iran, as well as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, were closely connected with each other through long-distance sea-borne trade-routes for thousands of years. This particular phenomenon had led to the development of what is now generally called ‘Shared Culture’ with its distinct personality which is Afro-Asian. It is reflected in the material items dug up every year at a number of sites in India and all other countries along the coasts of the Indian Ocean. This journal embodies the results of explorations and excavations conducted by scholars in various countries which witnessed the growth of the personality of the shared culture of the Indian Ocean Rim countries, including the countries of Southwest Asia. It also includes all aspects of cultural, economic and socio-political histories of these countries. The contributors to this journal are from all over the world. It is a MUST for every scholar and layman interested in the history and arachaeology of the coastal countries of the Indian Ocean, from Africa, and West Asia through China.

  • Binding: : Paperback
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 0974-1747
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2013
  • Pages : viii, 274p.
  • Size : 27
  • Weight (approx.) : 950

Foreword
Editorial    

Ancient Afro-Asia Links: Evidence from a Maritime Perspective    
Caesar Bita
Animal Remains from Kottappuram Fort Excavation, Thrissur District, Kerala    
Abhayan G.S, Jayshree Mungur-Medhi, P.P. Joglekar and S.Hemachandran
Shell Bangle Manufacturing in Coastal Odisha: A Study of Surface Collection at Manikapatana
Tilok Thakuria
Ancient Japan and the Indian Ocean Interaction Sphere: Chemical Compositions, Chronologies, Provenances and Trade Routes of Imported Glass Beads in the Yayoi-Kofun Periods (3rd century BCE - 7th century CE).

Katsuhiko Oga and Tomomi Tamura

Ancient Afghanistan and the Indian Ocean: Maritime Links of the Kushan Empire ca 50-200 CE

Eivind Heldaas Seland

The Archaeological Sites of Gadani and Phuari Headlands (Las Bela, Balochistan, Pakistan)

Paolo Biagi, Renato Nisbet and Alberto Girod

Origin of Early Harappan Cultures in the Sarasvati Valley: Recent Archaeological Evidence and Radiometric Dates

K.N. Dikshit

Faunal Remains from Aapravasi Ghat, 19th Century Immigration Depot, Port Louis, Mauritius

P.P. Joglekar, Amitava Chowdhury and Jayshree Mungur-Medhi

The Cultural and Stratigraphic Context of the Harappan Black Slipped Jar at Bagasra, Gujarat

P. Ajithprasad

Indian Ocean Maritime Trade: Evidences From Vizhinjam, South Kerala, India  

Ajit Kumar, Rajesh S. V., Abhayan G.S., Vinod V. and Sujana Stephen

Ancient Water Management System of Gharapuri Island: A case study  

Manish Rai

Indian Silk in the Roman Marketplace  

William E. Mierse

Notes and News
KCHR-British Museum workshop on the Archaeology of Technology and Indian Ocean Exchange: Personal Adornment from Pattanam and beyond 15-19 August 2013 Pondicherry University

Sunil Gupta

Observations on Early Globalisation in the Indian Ocean World: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives Conference held at Jesus College, Oxford, UK, on 7-10 November 2013

Jonathan Walz and Sunil Gupta

Book Review
Peacock, D. and Blue, L. (eds.) 2011 Myos Hormos — Quseir al-Qadim.    
Roman and Islamic Ports on the Red Sea. Volume 2: Finds from the excavations 1999-2003

Eivind Seland

Review of Yoshinori Yasuda (ed) 2013 Water Civilization: From Yangtze to Khmer Civilizations. Springer, Japan

K.N. Dikshit

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