Marine archaeological exploration on the western coast, Gulf of Khambhat

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dc.contributor.author Gaur, A.S.
dc.contributor.author Bhatt, B.K.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T07:06:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T07:06:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Man and Environment, vol.33(2); 99-104
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2589
dc.description.abstract Recent exploration along the eastern Saurashtra coast yielded a large number of stone anchors from Gogha, Hatab and Gopnath indicating active maritime activity in the past. The anchors were mostly of the Indo-Arab type and were triangular / composite in nature. These anchors get exposed during low tide and are submerged under 5 to 8 m water during high tide. A stone anchor from Hathab similar to those found in Chinese waters is made on laterite. These explorations yielded a large quantity of glazed ware from Gogha suggesting that the Indo-Arab type of stone anchors, may be placed within a time bracket ranging from the 9th and the 14th century A.D.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies
dc.rights Copyright [2008]. 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 archaeological exploration
dc.subject Gulf of Khambhat
dc.subject stone anchors
dc.title Marine archaeological exploration on the western coast, Gulf of Khambhat
dc.type Journal Article


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