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Recent Researches on Indus Civilization Maritime Archaeology in India

A.S. Gaur (Editor) Sundaresh (Editor)

The present volume comprises papers presented during the 8th Indian Conference on the Maritime Archaeology of the Indian Ocean countries held at the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa on 1-2 July, 2013. The Conference was organised by the Society for Marine Archaeology to honour the contribution made by late Dr. S.R. Rao Founder of the society in the field of Indus Civilization and Maritime Archaeology on his birth day i.e. Ist July. The focal point of the conference was to bring together a broad spectrum of researchers working on various aspects of Harappan and Maritime Archaeology to a common scientific forum. The collection of the paper presented here is inimitable. There are new forays in many aspects of Harappan and Maritime Archaeology. The compilation will provide the reader with the latest information on the development that has taken place in these fields of research. The paper ranging from maritime Harappan, food economy, environmental studies, shipwrecks ancient ports and scientific application for resolving archeological problems have been included here.

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About the authors

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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Title Recent Researches on Indus Civilization Maritime Archaeology in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173201455, 9788173201455
length xxii+332p., 109 Colour; B/W Plates; 4 Maps; Tables; 29cm.