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Maritime Archaeology and Shipwrecks off Goa

Sila Tripati (Author) A.S. Gaur (Author) Sundaresh (Author)

This book, enriched with inland and underwater photographs, presents a comprehensive account of the rich maritime heritage of Goa. Reconstructing the maritime history of Goa with onshore and offshore explorations, it describes in detail coastal geology and geomorphology of Goa.

Further dealing with shipwreck exploration in Goan waters, it details the explorations of shipwreck of Sunchi Reef, off St. George’s Reef, of the Amee Shoals, off Sail Rock and Galgibaga, and off Aguada Bay. It also details the stone and iron anchors from Goa waters, use of timber in shipbuilding industry and analysis of timber and coating material on an iron anchor recovered off Aguada Bay, Goa.

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About the authors

Sila Tripati

Sila Tripati also belongs to the first batch of the Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi and presently employed at the Marine Archaeology Centre of the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, a constituent laboratory of CSIR. His articles have been published in the national and international journals on several aspects of the marine archaeology in India. Of late, he has been working on the shipwrecks, stone anchors and submerged ports of India.

A.S. Gaur

A.S. Gaur, Marine Archaeologist at the Marine Archaeology Center of the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, belongs to the first batch of the Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi. at present he is working on several aspects of marine archaeology including sea level and shoreline changes using archaeological evidences. Recently, he led a land excavation at Bet Dwarka. He has published a number of articles in national and international journals of archaeology and marine archaeology and scientific periodicals. He was especially deputed abroad by the NIO or marine archaeological research.


Shri Sundaresh, a Marine Archaeologist working in National Institute of Oceanography since 1989. He has carried out underwater investigations at Dwarka, Bet Dwarka and Somnath as a principal investigator and at Poompuhar as a co-investigator. He has participated in all the underwater investigations along the Indian coast for the study of submerged ports and shipwrecks and also in an international expedition for the study of submerged structures in Japan waters. He has more than 40 research papers to his credit. Presently he is working on coastal archaeology and shipwrecks on south Indian coast.

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Bibliographic information

Title Maritime Archaeology and Shipwrecks off Goa
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.09.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174791405
length xxii+20 p., Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.