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Stone anchors from Bet Dwarka Island, Gujarat, Coast, India: Significance to historical period maritime activities
(Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, 2002)
Bet Dwarka Island is situated on the extreme west of Indian territory in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. Underwater, the most preserved remains of ancient maritime activity could be the stone anchors of different types, as ...
Marine archaeological investigations along the Saurashtra coast, west coast of India
(Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 2005)
Utilization of the ocean resources on the Saurashtra coast is dating back to the Harappan period (3rd millennium BC) and evidences on the same have been recorded from various archaeological sites such as Lothal, Padri, ...
An overview of maritime archaeological studies in India
(Kaveri Book Service; Ansari Road, New Delhi; India, 2015)
Role of cyclones and other factors in the decline of the ports of northern Orissa
(Current Science Association, 2011)
The maritime trade of Orissa with transoceanic countries is evident from the early historical period onwards. It has been observed that new ports were set up after the decline of old ports in the nearby vicinity; however, ...
Ancient anchorage systems in India with reference to the Gujarat coast
(Darshak Itihas Nidhi, 2011)
The Indian coast, with a long history of maritime activities, has been dotted with several ancient ports. The evidence for this exists in port-related structures on the shore and in relics lying in the sea adjacent. Marine ...
Coastal structural remains on the east coast of India: Evidence of maritime activities and their significance
(Sharada Publishing House, 2009)
Archaeological evidence and literary sources mention that India had several ports and trade centres dating back to the Harappan period onwards. Archaeological explorations and excavations have brought to light a number of ...
History of marine archaeological research in India
(Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Karnataka, India, 2004)
Marine archaeology is also known as maritime, underwater and nautical archaeology. Each terminology has specific meaning and purpose in which water plays a dominant role. In India it is known as marine archaeology. In ...
Teak (Tectona grandis L.f.): A preferred timber for shipbuilding in India as evidenced from shipwrecks
(Current Science Association, 2016)
One of the greatest achievements of man is the design and development of a variety of watercraft suitable for marine and riverine purposes and safer for the environment. From ancient times, timber was the main component ...
Onshore and nearshore explorations along the Maharashtra Coast: With a view to locating ancient ports and submerged sites
(Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, 1997)
Coastal explorations were carried out along the west coast of India at Elephanta Island, Malvan, Vijaydurg, Sopara and Chaul. A number of lead and copper coins as well as pottery of different cultural periods were found. ...
Evidence for Indo-Roman trade from Bet Dwarka waters, west coast of India
(Blackwell Publishing, 2006)
India had a very active maritime trade contact with the Roman world between the 4th century BC and the 4th century AD. In this context recent finds of stone anchors, potsherds, lead anchors and a lead ingot from 5 to 8 m ...