Wednesday, October 05, 2005


National conference on maritime archaeology in Goa on Oct 6

October 04, 2005

The 7th National Conference on Maritime Archaeology focusing on the latest findings by researchers, academicians and amateur archaeologists and their contributions to reconstructing maritime archaeology in India, will be held at the prestigious National Institute of Oceanography here from October 6.

The two-day conference is expected to provide researchers and scholars a platform for discussion on the problems, solutions and recommendations for futuristic approaches in the field of maritime archaeology in India.

The main theme of the conference is Marine Archaeological Research in Indian Ocean Countries and their contribution to science, and the role of history and archaeology in facilitating maritime archaeological researches, according to Mr K H Vora, Secretary society for Marine Archaeology.

The topics for discussion include recent underwater rchaeological investigations, applications and techniques for underwater investigations, ancient ports and maritime trade, navigational techniques and boat building, ports, maritime trade and trade centre, boat building and shipwrecks in Goa, scientific contributions relevant to marine archaeology and conservation techniques for marine artifacts.

The Maritime Archaeology wing headed by Mr Vora had pioneered underwater research in the west coast that led to the discovery of a submerged ruins purported to belong to the mythological Dwaraka city of Lord Krishna, to establish which scientists were trying to get scientific corroborative evidence.


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