This book, containing papers presented in the International Seminar on marine Archeology, provides valuable information about maritime activities on the east coast of India and in the Eastern Seas. Papers contributed by eminent scholar contain recent information n archeological finds on the costs of Bengal, Orissa. Andhra and Tamil Nadu. It also contains research papers about the recent advances made in other countries of the eastern Seas. Extensive explorations on the coast and offshore and onshore excavations at Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal have generated data of scientific and cultural value for the scientific study of shoreline changes and their effect on the coastal monuments.
Data and extensive bibliography on Portuguese shipwrecks in Indian waters; French maritime activities in the Bay of Bengal underwater activities in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Japan; reconstruction of ancient borobudur ship and her voyage, as experimental archeology and computation of ancient ships makes this volume more useful for all those interested in diverse aspects of underwater archeology and maritime heritage. Profusely illustrated with photographs, including underwater and aerial photographs, line drawings and maps this book embodied the latest researches in marine archeology in India and in the eastern Seas and will fascinate not only the scholars and serious students but also the common readers.
About the Author:
Dr. Alok Tripathi, born in 1965 at Gwalior, obtained his Masters Degree in A.I.H.C. and Archaeology and Sociology from Jiwaji University, Gwalior and Doctor of Philosophy from M.S. University of Baroda. He has participated in archaeological excavations at Karbabhat and Sorar, Sopara, Paithan, Dholavira, Rakhigarhi and Ojiyana. He is a diver and has participated in underwater excavations at Dwarka in the Arabian Sea; Transquebar and Kaveripattnam in the Bay of Bengal; Calanque de I' Ann (France); La Pointe Lequin (France); Cala Culip VI (Spain) in the Mediterranean Sea and Saint Vaast La Hougue (France) in the English Channel. He is presently heading the Underwater Archaeology Wing of the Archaeological Survey of India. He is Director of excavation of a shipwreck Princes Royal off Bangaram Island and excavation at Elephanta Island, in the Arabian Sea and excavation at Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal. He has visited France, Spain, Monaco, Denmark, U.K., Hong Kong, Macau SAR China and Nepal. He is the author of 'Excavation of Princes Royal', 'Recent Excavations in Rajasthan' and editor of 'Proceedings of the International Seminar on Marine Archaeology' and 'Remote Sensing and Archaeoogy'. Besides he has published more than 50 research papers in various reputed journals and other volumes.