Archaeology of Seafaring: The Indian Ocean in the Ancient Period

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Himanshu Prabha Ray
Pragati Publications, 1999 - Social Science - 352 pages
The Volume Brings Together The Results Of Ongoingresearch On Different Aspects Of The Archaeology Of The Indian Ocean: Archaeo-Botany; Ethno-Archaeology; Maritime Ethnography And Numismatics. These Issues Have Been Discussed Withinthe Wider Context Of Movements Across The Indian Ocean Of Fishing And Sailing Communities, And Of Travellers And Traders. A Range Of Textual Sources, Including Those In Greek And Arabic Have Been Analysed, And Are Accompanied By Representations In Cartography, The Objective Being To Initiate-Interest In A Manner Holistic To Early Seafaring Activity. The Contributors Form Part Of A Larger Indian Ocean Community Of Scholars, Actively Involved In Study And Research In Different Parts Of The Region. Many Of Them Have Participated In The Two International Conferrences Held In 1994 In New Delhi And In 1996 In Lyon.

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