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Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology (Vol.2: 2005)

by: S.P. Gupta , 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: 9788124607824
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : VI, 174
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: Centre for Research and Training in History, Archaeology and Palaeo-environment
Size: 28 cm.
Weight: 525

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

Editorial
Should We Launch an International Forum for the Study of Indian Ocean Archaeology — Some Thoughts
— S.P. Gupta
The Ancient Western Indian Ocean World Market
— Felix A. Chami
Andhra-Sri Lanka Sub-System? Probably Another Way of Thinking
— Raj Somadeva
Beads from Anuradhapura and Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka: Trade Contacts in the Early Historic Period
— Anne Sibylle Hannibal-Deraniyagala
The Geomorphological and Archaeological Investigations along the Gulf of Khambat
— Vasant Shinde, S.N. Rajaguru, Shweta Sinha Deshpande and Prabodh Shirvalkar
A Baked Clay Sealing from the Gulf of Khambat
— S. Kathiroli, B. Sasisekaran, S. Badrinarayan and Iravatham Mahadevan
Ancient Pottery & other Ceramic Material from the Submerged Archaeological Sites in the Gulf of Khambat
— Vishwas Gogte
Early Historic Kanara: Was it Really Ptolemy’s Pirate Coast?
— Sunil Gupta and S.K. Aruni
Preliminary Report of the Third Season of Excavations at Sanjan-2004
— S.P. Gupta, Kurush F. Dalai, Rukshana Nanji, Abhijit Dandekar, Suresh Bomble, Veena Mushriff-Tripathi, Shivendra Kadgaoncar, Gency Chaudhuri, Pranab Sharma and Riza Abbas
A Report on the Glass Vessels from Sanjan, 2002
— Rhea Mitra and Kurush F. Dalai
Excavations at Sanjan Dakhma-2004
— Rukshana Nanji and Abhijit Dandekar
Human skeletal Remains from Sanjan Excavations
— Veena Mushrif and S.R. Walimbe
Coastal Geomorphology of Sanjan
— S.N. Rajaguru and Sushma G. Deo
Aksumite and other Imported Ceramics from Kamrej
— Roberta Tomber
Technical Report: An Analysis of Iron Slags from Kamrej
— R. Balasubramaniam and Tanushree
Navigational Sealings of Early Historic Vanij (Merchants) at Hathab, Gujarat
Shubra Pramanik
The Biggest Stone Anchors from Mithi Virdi
A.S. Gaur, Sundaresh and Bharat Kumar
The Port of Tamralipti in Early Bengal
Shahnaj Husne Jahan
Offshore Investigations at Mahabalipuram-2005
Alok Tripathi
Notes and News
Book Reviews

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Dr. S.P. Gupta, Ph.D., D. Litt. presently Chairman, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, is a specialist in field archaeology and art history who has been awarded several gold medals besides the Sir Mortimer Wheeler Prize for excellence in archaeology. He has worked and lectured in more than 30 countries of the world. He has authored a number of books including Disposal of the Dead and Physical Types in Ancient India (1971), Tourism, Museums and Monuments (1975), Archaeology of Soviet Central Asia and the Indian Borderlands -- two volumes (1978), The Roots of Indian Art (1980) -- the French edition of which was published in 1990, and Elements of Indian Art (2002). He has also edited many books and published about 50 articles in various journals and books.
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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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