Investigations at Antroli: A late Harappan site and maritime archaeological exploration on the coast of Navibandar, Saurashtra, Gujarat
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In an effort to thoroughly document archaeological sites along the Saurashtra Coast (before they vanish due to rapid developmental activities), a protohistoric site located at Antroli near Madhopur was chosen to assess the earliest antiquities of the region. Our investigation revealed habitation deposits of two periods - the 2nd millennium B.C. and the Early Medieval period. The antiquities indicate that this coastal site might have been a fishing village during the protohistoric period. Coastal explorations at Navibandar yielded the remains of an ancient jetty, road, and, bullock-cart marks, besides a composite type of anchor.
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