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The Archaeology of Coastal Bengal$
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Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199481682

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199481682.001.0001

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Assemblage Analysis

Assemblage Analysis

(p.143) Chapter Five Assemblage Analysis
The Archaeology of Coastal Bengal

Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

Oxford University Press

Abundant explored and excavated archaeological findings found from innumerable sites along the littoral, along with those presently in the collections of different museums or individuals, portray a definite picture of the coastal life. This chapter explores a meagre part of this repertoire of archaeological findings under the following sub-sections: structural remains, ceramics, bone tools, stone tools, beads, stuccos, stone sculptures, metal images, metal objects, terracotta crafts, coins, seals and sealings and other inscribed objects, ivory objects, wooden objects, glass objects, and miscellaneous objects. This chapter essentially acts as a corollary to the previous chapter.

Keywords:   structural remains, post-holes, mud walls, hearth, floor level, stupa, temple, ceramics, sherds, slip, fabric, well-levigated clay, rouletted ware, amphora, NBPW, ground and polished stone tools, beads, semi-precious stones, shell, stuccos, stone sculptures, chloritoid phyllite, metal images, metal objects, terracotta crafts, terracotta plaques, coins, punch-marked coins, cast coins, cowries, seals, sealings, inscribed objects, ivory objects, glass objects

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