Shipwreck archaeology of the Lakshadweep Islands, west coast of India

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dc.contributor.author Tripati, S.
dc.contributor.author Gudigar, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-07T10:51:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-07T10:51:07Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Vol.30; 37-47p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1584
dc.description.abstract Archaeological investigations in the Lakshadweep Islands have brought to light the presence of a large number of shipwrecks and the archival records have the details of some of these wrecks. Northern islands and reefs of Minicoy were the locations of shipwrecks prior to 1865, but the trend changed with the opening of the Suez Canal. Various organisations including the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India, have focused on Minicoy, Byramgore, Suheli Par, and Bangaram Island for detailed exploration of shipwrecks, and the findings suggest that due to submerged coral reefs, atolls, and other shallow hazards a large number of ships were wrecked in Lakshadweep waters
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Blackwell
dc.rights Copyright [2001]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject archaeology
dc.subject underwater exploration
dc.subject ships
dc.subject wrecks
dc.subject ship losses
dc.title Shipwreck archaeology of the Lakshadweep Islands, west coast of India
dc.type Journal Article


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