Journal of Indian Oc...
Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology (Vol.4: 2007)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.
Year Of Publication: 2007
Pages : viii, 127p.
Language : English
Binding : Paperback
Publisher: Centre for Research and Training in History, Archaeology and Palaeo-environment
Size: 28 cm.
Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology was launched in 2003 by one of Indias 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.
Message from the President, CHAPS
— Sunil Gupta
The Muziris Heritage Project: Excavations at Pattanam 2007
— P.J. Cherian, V. Selvakumar and K.P. Shajan
The Harbour of Sumhuram: Preliminary notes on the pottery assemblage from new excavations
— A. Pavan
Taxation of ancient Indian Ocean trade
— Eivind Seland
Junnar: An Early Historic Trading Emporium on the Deccan
— Vasant Shinde, Shreekant Jadhav, Abhijit Dandekar and Shrikant Ganvir
Adichchanallur: New Discoveries in the light of Reas Excavation
— T. Satyamurthy
Phum Snay Site Findings and the birth of Hinduist Kingdoms in Indochina
— Sergey Lapteff
Luminescence Chronology of a second millennium BCE settlement near Porbandar on the Gujarat Coast, India
— A.S. Gaur, P.J. Thomas, K.H. Vora and Sundaresh
Early Historic Settlements of Porbandar district, Gujarat, India
— Atusha Bharucha Irani
Advanced Hunter Gatherers or Conservative Farmers: A note on the Excavation of Earthenware Burial Canoes at the Village Ranchamadama in Sabaragamuva Province, Sri Lanka
— Raj Somadeva, Ranjith Dissanayake and Resta Fernando
Archaeological Sites on the Indian Ocean Rim — A Growing Database
— A.S. Gaur, Sunil Gupta
Tamil Brahmi inscribed shard from AQuseir, Egypt
Photographic web resource for the Indian Ocean: Bergen Ancient History Photo Archives
— Eivind Seland
Report on the workshop on Indian Ocean Archaeology, University of Pisa, Italy
— Sunil Gupta