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Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology No. 9 (2013)

by: Sunil Gupta

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.

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ISBN: 9788124608616
Year Of Publication: 2013
Edition: 1st Reprint Edition
Pages : viii, 274p.
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: Indian Archaeological Society
Size: 27cm
Weight: 950

Overview

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.

Contents

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

Meet the Author
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Dr Sunil Gupta (b. 1961– ) is Assistant Keeper at the Allahabad Museum, an autonomous institution of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Dr Gupta completed his PhD in Archaeology from the Deccan College, Pune in 1998. He had been Nehru Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1997) and JSPS Post-Doctoral Fellow at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto (1998-99). Dr Gupta is widely travelled, having done archaeological fieldwork in Japan, China and East Africa. He was co-director of excavations of the Early Historic port-site of Kamrej (Gujarat) in 2003. He has chaired sessions in international conferences and has been invited as PhD examiner by the universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Bergen (Norway). Dr Gupta has papers in referred journals and in prestigious edited volumes published in India and abroad. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology. His current focus is the archaeology of “trade and civilization” in the context of the early Indian Ocean world.
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