Puratattva
No. 44 (2014)
IAS CENTRE MUSEUM IHCS HH


Contents

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Obituaries vii
Editorial xv
Articles


The Archaeology of Sacred Spaces in India:From Multi-Religious Sites to Monuments

Himanshu Prabha Ray 1

Palaeolithic Cultural Development and Modern Human Dispersal in Gujarat
P. Ajithprasad 16

An Archaeological Survery of Medieval Settlements (With Special Reference to Planning of Bhangarh Town, district Alwar)
C. Margabandhu 29

Past and Present Stone Bead Making in India
Kuldeep K. Bhan 43

Antiquities from the Sea-Bed at Tangasseri, Kollam District, Keralam, South India
P. Rajendran 58

Artistry in the Rock Shelters of Gawilgarh Hills: Recent Discoveries
Nandini Bhattacharya-Sahu and Prabash Sahu 63

The Microlithic Industries in the Girisul River Valley, Western Odisha: A Preliminary Report
S. Mendaly 79

Defining the Economical Space of Harappan Rakhigarhi: An Interface of Local Subsistence Mechanism and Geologic Provenience Studies
Amarendra Nath, Tejas Garge and Randall Law 83


Phytoliths in Archaeological Soils from Chopani-Mando, Belan Valley: A Preliminary Study

Tulika and Prakash Sinha 101

Archaeological Investigations around Kakharua Valley in Keonjhar and Angul Districts, Odisha
Rajendra Dehuri 112

Appreciating Hoysala Sculptures through the Media of Natyashastra: A Pan-Indian Text and Manasollasa a Regional Treatise
Rohitha Eswer 121

Archaeology of Jodhpur District, Western Rajasthan, India
Astha Dibyopama and Vasant Shinde 127

Early Historical Budigarh, Odisha and its Ethnomedicinal Environment: A Preliminary Investigation
Baba Mishra, U.S Kar, M.P Singh Deo and Ranvir Singh 134

Investigations of the Ruins of Jain Temples at Chait in District Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Arvind K. Singh 144

Origin of the Tibetan Script
Tobdan 158

Reassessment of the Archaeological Antiquity of Upper Central Ganga Plain with Reference to Data from Significant Excavated Sites and Recent Researches
Indudhar Dwivedi and Vimal Tiwari 168

Discovery of Palaeolithic Industries in the Vindhyan Hills in Southern Bihar and Adjoining Jharkhand
A.K. Prasad 178

The Ceramic Traditions from Kampil Excavations
D.P. Tewari 194

Chronological Sequences and the Problem of Early Medieval Settlement in India
Jason Hawkes 208

Potential of Shape Memory Alloys in the Restoration of Indian Heritage Monuments
Mihir Mishra 229

Tilaurakot Excavation - 2014
Mala Malla 237

Notes & News
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Somanatha Temple at Buddhapada
Ratnakar Moahapatra 243

Study of an Unidentified Scene from Buddhist Portable Shrines
Muhammad Hameed 249

Saurajyaramya:Vidarbha of the Vakataka Times
Kanchana B. Bhaisare, V.S. Shinde and P.S. Joshi 254

Archaeology of Kalahandi district: Finds from Kachimdola and Deundi
Sakir Hussain and Dina Krishna Joshi 259

Rare Sculptures of Kubera from Paranagar
Ambika Dhaka 263

Newly discovered Image of Vishnu at district Mundaon, Jaunpur, U.P.
Surendra Kumar Yadav 266

Political aspects of Craft Specialization with Special Reference to Mauryan Pillars
Goutami Bhattacharya and Ranbeer Singh 269

Two Interesting Labyrinth depiction from Bihar
Ajit Kumar and Sachin Kumar Tiwary 276

An Overview of Mesolithic Culture in the Vindhyas
J.N. Pandey and Ram Krishna Pandey 281

Porivarai Rock Art Shelter at Karikkiyur, Tamil Nadu
K.T.Gandhirajan 285

The Copper- Iron Hoard of Karotha, distt. Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh
J. Manuel, N. Taher and Tikam Tenwar 288

Brahmanical and Buddhist Sculptures in district -Nalanda (Based on archaeological explorations: 2012-14)
G.K. Lama 293

Excavation at Damroo, district Balodabazar-Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh (2013-14)
Shivakant Bajpai and Rahul Kumar Singh 301

Trial Excavation at Bulandi Khera, Gulistanpur, Tehsil Dadri, district Gautam Buddh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
N.K. Pathak, Arakhita Pradhan, Mahendra Pal and K. B. Sharma 306

Decipherment and Identification Based Study of a Unique Clay Sealing
Sita Ram Dubey 309

Salvage Operation of a Mint in Bohr Majra, Rohtak (Haryana)
B.R. Mani and V.C. Sharma 312

Mandan Mishra and his Birth Place
P.K. Mishra and J.P. Mishra 318

Excavations at Purana Qila, 2013–14
Vasant Kumar Swarnkar and Vishnu Kant 320

New Stonehenge found near Existing One
326

Climate Change led to Collapse of Ancient Indus Civilization: A Study Finds
328

Book Reviews
333

Glimpses of Ancient Maharashtra Through Archaeological Excavations
Subhash R. Walimbe

Rock Art of Central India: North Vindhyan Region (with special reference to Mirzapur and adjoining regions in Uttar Pradesh and Baghelkhand in Madhya Pradesh)
D.N. Tripathi

Rock Art – A Catalogue
M.K. Dhavalikar

Asoka: The King and the Man
R.S. Bisht

Ceramic Traditions in Indian Archaeology
B.R.Mani

Bilvapatra: Treasures of Indian Art, Dr. N. P. Joshi Felicitation Volume
S.S. Biswas

50 Years after Daojali-Hading - Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India: Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma
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K.N. Dikshit

Monolithic pillars of the Gupta Period
Sushma Mani

Prehistoric Rock Art of India
Ranbeer Singh Rajput

Heritage: Palaeontological and Iconographical Aspects
Goutami Bhattacharya

Ujjain: The City of Temples
Asha Joshi

Nathpantha aur Bhakti Andolan
Surjit Kaur Jolly

ACTIVITIES OF THE INDIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY 

Report of The XLVII Annual Conference

346

REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR 

Report on the ‘International Seminar Determining Cultural Continuity

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BALANCE SHEET 352
OFFICE-BEARERS 355
BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 356
NEW LIFE MEMBERS 357
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