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     Tamil Nadu state department of archaeology excavations at Perur, 2002.

     Flotation in a reservoir at Kodumanal, Tamil Nadu. Note the overturned coracle, a boat type still in use here (but not for flotation).

     Flotation in the Belan River, near Mahagara Neolithic site, University of Allahabad team.

  • Above and below: team effort flotation at Sanganakallu, 2004, supervised by Eleni Asouti. (learn more about this site  here or on the Bellary District Archaeological Project site)


    In the Kunderu River, Kurnool District (Andhra Pradesh, 2004), with Dr. Venkatasubbaiah and Pragnya Prasana. Coarse sieving of heavy residue in middle background. Washing of cattle in far background.

    While students from Cambridge-Karnataka University Kurnool Caves project float samples at a modern irrigation tank at Betamcherla. 


    A laterite quarry near Utkal University campus. The reservoir of monsoon rainfall that is trapped in this artificial basin is excellent for flotation.


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