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Puratattva (Vol. 30: 1999-2000)

Bulletin of the Indian Archaeological Society by: S.P. Gupta , K N Dikshit , K.S. Ramachandran

This, an authorised reprint of an annual bulletin of the Indian Archaeological Society, has been offering valuable informations, full with rich insights and innovative viewpoints, on the Indian archaeology that includes excavations, inscriptions, temples, mosques, iconic symbols, paintings, etc. This yearly bulletin is highly recommended for archaeologists, epigraphists, historians and research scholars besides the general readers having interest in such fields.

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ISBN: 9788124603055
Year Of Publication: 2005
Edition: 1st
Pages : vii, 191 [+20]
Bibliographic Details : 47 B/w photos
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 29 cm.
Weight: 950

Overview

Puratattva is the annual bulletin of one of the world’s most prestigious academic organization, the Indian Archaeological Society which was founded as early as 1967. From the very beginning, the Society has aimed at publishing the results of the latest archaeological discoveries made in India. Those who have contributed to the journal over the years include not only the eminent archaeologists excavating major sites, like Professors H.D. Sankalia, B.B. Lal, B.P. Sinha, Krishna Deva, A.K. Narain, G.R. Sharma, M.N. Deshpande, B.K. Thapar, S.R. Rao, B.M. Pande, J.P. Joshi, M.C. Joshi, M.S. Nagaraja Rao, A. Sundara, K.N. Dikshit, V.N. Misra, Vibha Tripathi, Rakesh Tiwari, V.S. Wakankar, Giriraj Kishore, K.V. Raman, N.C. Ghosh, K.M. Srivastava, M.A. Dhaky, V.D. Mishra, M.K. Dhavalikar, R.S. Bisht, B.R. Mani, R.C. Agarwal, S.P. Gupta, R.K. Verma, J.N. Pal, U.V. Shinde, Rakesh Tiwari, Alok Tripathi, Amarendra Nath, D.N. Tripathi, Ajith Prasad, K.S. Ramchandran, D.V. Sharma, but also young and budding scholars brimming with new ideas and equipped with new scientific techniques, exploring practically every part of the country and preparing their research works for their Doctoral and post-Doctoral degrees. Scholars from universities and research institutions like the Banaras Hindu University, Madras University, Nagarjuna University, Utkal University, Allahabad University, Patna University, Calcutta University, Mysore University, Baroda University, Kurukshetra University, Rohtak University, Lucknow University, Gorakhpur University, Deccan College, Indian Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Survey of India, the largest body of archeologists in India, to name a few, have been engaged in extensive and intensive field-work in the country. They have been regularly contributing their research-papers to this journal. The subjects covered by these scholars include Stone Age cultures, including Neolithic Culture and the Rock Art, Bronze Age Culture and the Rock Art, Bronze Age Culture of the Harappans found in the Indus and Saraswati basins, Chalcolithinc cultures found in the Deccan, Malwa, Maharashtra, Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, and Early Iron Age cultures, including the Megalithic Culture, throughout India. They also include topics like Underwater Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Art, Architecture, Conservation of Monuments, Antiquarian Laws and International Conventions. Puratattva also contains Notes and News, Book Reviews and dialogues between scholars on various issues. So far as many as 34 volumes have been published which provide a mine of information, without referring to which no worthwhile research-work on Indian history and archaeology is at all possible. The articles include even those presented in the Annual Conferences of the Society. This is precisely the reason the Puratattva is consulted throughout the world to gather details on the progress of Indian archaeology and insights on Indian history and culture. It is indeed of permanent value for all scholars and all libraries in India and abroad.

Contents

The Significance of the Acheulian Site of Isampur, Karnataka, in the Lower Palaeolithic of India
— K. Paddayya, Richa Jhaldiyal & Michael D. Petraglia
Economy of the Neolithic Cultures of Southern Uttar Pradesh and Western Bihar
— Anil Kumar & P.C. Pant
Neolithic Ceramics and their Decorative Patterns in Kashmir Valley
— P.C. Chaudhari
Harappan Jewellery Hoard from Mandi
— D.V. Sharma, V.N. Prabhakar, R. Tewari & R.K. Srivastava
Dhalewan — An Early Harappan site in Punjab
— Madhu Bala & Vishnu Kant
Chalcolithic Settlements at Chichali
— S.K. Mittra & V. Shivananda
Chalcolithic Painted Human Representations from Chichali
— Ch. Babjirao
Anthropomorphic Figurines from Chichali: Some Observations
— Nandini Bhattacharya Sahu
Painted Faunal Depictions from Chalcolthic Chichali
— Prabash Sahu
Excavation at Ojiyana
— B.R. Meena and Alok Tripathi
The Ancient City of Sravasti: its Significance on the Urbanisation of North India
— Takahiro Takahashi, Taizo Yamaoka, Fumitaka Yoneda & Akinori Uesugi
From Eastern Indian Ocean to the Yellow Sea Interaction Sphere: Indo-Pacific Beads in Yayoi, Japan
— Sunil Gupta
The Early Historic Settlement and Subsistence Pattern in the Shetrunji River Basin, Bhavnagar District, Gujarat
— Ashit Boran Paul
Excavations at Sirpur, District Mahasamund, Chhattisgarh
— Jagat Pati Joshi & A.K. Sharma
Mehrauli Iron Pillar Revisited
— B.P. Sinha
Excavation at Mansar, District Nagpur, Maharashtra –1997-2000
— Jagat Pati Joshi & A.K. Sharma
Purani Marmi: A Late Ahar Culture Settlement in Chitaurgarh District, Rajasthan
— R.K. Mohanty, Anup Mishra, P.P. Joglekar, P.K. Thomas, Jeewan Kharakwal & Tama Panda
Small Game Hunting Musahars: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach
— Shahida Ansari
Copper Objects from Dihor: Archaeotechnical Studies
— Pranab K. Chattopadhyay
Excavation at Bisokhar, District Ghaziabad, U.P. 1999
— Madhu Bala
A Note on a Seal Matrix from Budhigarh, District Kalahandi, Orissa
— Pradeep Mohanty & Baba Mishra
Unveiling the Ancient Trade Route of Paratewadi
— Vikram Marathe
Report of the First Archaeological Campaign at Drupad Kila (Kampilya)
— K.N. Dikshit
Book Review
Report of the XXXIII Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society held at Pune from 27th through the 30th December 1999

Meet the Author
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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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