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Ancient Asia
71 Publications
OpenAIRE 3.0 (OA, funding)


  • Exposed Fragments, Buried Features: Evaluating the Surface Archaeology of Ahar

    Zubair, Aadil (2016)
    The present paper is a detailed report of a systematic archaeological surface survey carried out by the author at Ahar, District Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. The paper discusses the methodology, findings and the results of the survey project and also attempts to reappraise the archaeology of the site on the basis of the new sets of data generated by the present survey by comparing the results with the findings of the explorations or excavations conducted at the same site in the past. 

    Rock Engravings and Sculptures of North Guwahati, Assam

    Bezbaruah, Dwipen; Devi, Geetanjali (2016)
    Evidences of rock engravings and sculptures, in Assam, are predominantly found to occur in the vicinity of the temples. Incidence of images of Gods and Goddesses, faunal and floral motif are invariably more. Apart from these, some geometric designs are also perceived. Such tangible archaeological heritages are considered important evidences for understanding the past in a more meaningful way. Therefore, it is pertinent to systematically document these sites and the remains before natural and ...

    Origin, Development and Decline of Monolithic Pillars and the Continuity of the Tradition in Polylithic, Non-Lithic and Structural Forms

    Krishnamurthy, S.; Tiwary, Sachin Kr. (2016)
    The present paper deals with one such creations of Man, i.e. the tradition of erecting free standing monolithic pillars - its origin, growth and decline and the continuity of the tradition of erecting such pillars in its changed polylithic (from Greek word polloi = many + lithic = stone), non-lithic and structural forms. No exact reason can be found, pointing it to be the exact cause for the decline in the tradition of erecting monolithic pillar and its transformation. In this paper the autho...

    A Critical Review of the Economy of the Chalcolithic People of Inamgaon

    Anwita Dutta (2006)
    The large-scale excavation of Inamgaon was a landmark in the history of Indian archaeology, it was not only the most extensive and systematic excavation, but several scientific methods were employed for the recovery and analysis of archaeological data. The multidisciplinary approach enabled the reconstruction of various aspects of the economic and the socio-political organization of the early farming community of the D...

    Site Catchment Analysis of Balathal

    Astha Dibyopama (2010)
    The excavations at Balathal (Udaipur district, Rajasthan), have produced evidence in respect to the origin of early farming community of Central India and brought to light traces of infant urbanization or proto-urbanization. There is also strong indications of a class-structured society and craft specialization. Site catchment analysis of Balathal will help to assess economic potential of the site; exploitation of natu...
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