This book, containing papers presented in the International Seminar on Marine Archaeology, 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 on archaeological finds on the coasts 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 archaeology and computation of ancient ships makes this volume more useful for all those interested in diverse aspects of underwater archaeology and maritime heritage.
Profusely illustrated with photographs, including underwater and aerial photographs, line drawings and maps this book embodies the latest researches in Marine Archaeology in India and in the Eastern Seas and will fascinate not only the scholars and serious students but also the common readers.