The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey, Volume 1

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Museum of Anthropology, 2007 - History - 334 pages
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Vijayanagara, the "City of Victory,ż was the capital of South Indiażs largest and most successful pre-colonial empire from c. AD 1330-1565. This richly-illustrated volume reports on the results of a ten-year systematic regional archaeological survey in the hinterland or żmetropolitan regionż of this vast and well-preserved urban site. Detailed information is presented on the 380 sites documented in the first three seasons of fieldwork. Additional chapters place Vijayanagara in its broader regional and historical context and provide an overview of settlement, economy, and land-use in the cityżs c. 650 sq km metropolitan region; present in detail the methodology employed in South Indiażs first systematic regional survey; and describe the artifacts recovered.

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Vijayanagara in Regional Context
Survey Methodology
Introduction to Part II

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