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Researches in Archaeology and Conservation

Phanikanta Mishra (Editor)
Synopsis This book of its kind is being published in India for the first time. Here we have a book for those who are interested in the critical appreciation of the problems relating to conservation and preservation of monuments and antiquities including the entire World Heritage. It encompasses in itself a vast vista of visions visualizing the entire gamut of conservation and preservation required for the safeguard of the World Cultural Heritage including minor antiquities housed in museums and varied collections. On the one hand, the articles published deal with the scientific techniques like aerial photography and Ground magnetics in digital image processing, etc. It also touches the conservation of excavated remains along with preservation objects of fragile material like paper, wood, etc. Some of the articles delved deep in analyzing the cause and effect of inherent deterioration and decay of varied monuments and pollutions thereof. The Book does not confine itself only with the conservation problems of Indian monuments, it has taken stock of problems confronting the monuments of other countries like Greece, Egypt, etc. Here, therefore, is an outstanding collection of articles dealing with multifarious international problems the World Heritage faces. The book has been divided into four broad Sections : -Sections 1 deals with the scientific Investigations for Archaeological Remains; Sections 2 and 3 deals with the technical investigations and Conservation of Museums and excavated remains, respectively. The last Chapter taking about the Conservation of ancient monuments in India and Abroad.
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About the author

Phanikanta Mishra

Dr. Phani Kant Mishra the Chief Editor of this volume is an epitome of versatility. Moving on from Ph.D. in Hoysala Art and Architecture his intense research produced two books – The Kadambas, and The Hoysalas – in quick succession. Besides being the Chief Editor of two commemorative volume he has many papers, including several on conservation to his credit. Though very young his scientific knowledge and enthusiasm for conservation has enabled him to travel over all over India and direct conservation of various types of monuments. In the past, he has visited the Federal Republic of Germany under Indo-German Exchange Programme, by carl duisbrg gesellsehafi and delivered lectures on Archaeology of India as well as the scientific conservation taken up in Indian monuments, to various institutions of the German Republic. With his pre-eminence in the fields of Archaeology and conservation the onerous responsibility of Chief editorship of this volume was naturally entrusted to him. Not to rest on his laurels, of earlier archaeological discoveries, some of which are monuments of national importance, now, he recently excavated many important sites of the country, viz: Rakhigarhi and chaitru. He has also multifarious experience of work in museums of the country particularly in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Presently he is holding the post of Superintending Archaeologist, Bhopal Circle, Bhopal, where he is also the Director of UNESCO Project for Conservation of Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and Satdhara.

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Bibliographic information

Title Researches in Archaeology and Conservation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175740833
length viii+198p., Figures; Tables; 118 Plates; 29cm.