Preface to Special Section: Shipwrecks
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This is a preface to the the wide coverage of shipwrecks included in the special section of the Vol 117 Issue no 10 of �Current Science�. Leading underwater archaeologists provided the developments in hydro-archaeology in their respective countries and highlight the application of modern exploration techniques. A short introduction to Sunken ships and underwater cultural heritage across the world with emphasis on the maritime network in the Indian Ocean is provided supported by archaeological and literary evidence. Brief summaries of 14 contributions to the special sections are also provided.
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