The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey, Volume 1

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Museum of Anthropology, 2007 - Social Science - 334 pages
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Vijayanagara, the "City of Victory,┐ was the capital of South India┐s 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 ┐metropolitan region┐ 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 city┐s c. 650 sq km metropolitan region; present in detail the methodology employed in South India┐s 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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Carla M. Sinopoli is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology of the University of Michigan and Associate curator of Asian Archaeology in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Pots and Palaces: The Earthenware Ceramics of the Noblemen's Quarter of Vijayanagara (1993), Approaches to Archaeological Ceramics (1991) and co-editor of Empires: Comparative Perspectives from Archaeology and History.

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