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The Archaeology of Coastal Bengal

Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

Abstract

Research work on coastal Bengal has mostly focused on maritime trading networks. In a clear departure from the existing scholarship, this volume questions the linearity of considering trade as the sole determinant of creation of settlement in the coastal regions. Focusing on settlement strategies, Chattopadhyay unravels how human societies, through successive generations, have adapted to the coastal environment and bio-regime. First-hand data, procured through extensive fieldwork, forms the sound basis of this work. From structural remains, ceramic and bone implements, and stone tools, to terr ... More

Keywords: coastal Bengal, archaeology, assemblage analysis, quaternary, inscriptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199481682
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199481682.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay, author
Paresh Chandra Chatterjee Professor of History, Presidency University