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Title Archaeological Investigations of the Maldives in the Medieval Islamic Period : Ibn Battuta⁰́₉s Island
Edition First edition
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (362 pages)
Series British Institute in Eastern Africa Memoir
Contents List of FiguresList of TablesList of ContributorsChapter One -- Introduction: An archaeological study of a Maldivian islandAnne Haour Chapter Two -- An overview of previous historical and archaeological work in the MaldivesShiura Jaufar and Anne HaourChapter Three -- Approaching the heritage and archaeology of KinolhasAnnalisa ChristieChapter Four -- Kinolhas: The trenches and stratigraphyIntroduction -- Anne HaourTrench 321 -- David VigoureuxTrench 325 -- Shiura JaufarTrench 360 -- Annalisa ChristieTrench 443 -- Annalisa ChristieTrench 449 -- David VigoureuxTrench 544 -- Shiura JaufarTrench 631- Annalisa ChristieOverview: Stratigraphy and Dating -- Anne HaourChapter Five -- The earthenware potteryAnne Haour and Shiura JaufarChapter Six -- The glazed pottery: Asian and Islamic importsRan ZhangChapter Seven -- The faunaAnnalisa ChristieChapter Eight -- The small finds -- IntroductionAnne HaourChapter 8.1 -- The glass beads from KinolhasMarilee Wood and Laure DussubieuxChapter 8.2 -- The glass remainsSt John Simpson, Yoshinar AbeChapter 8.3 -- The metal, slag, stone and ceramic small findsAnne HaourChapter 8.4 -- The small finds concluding remarksAnne HaourChapter Nine -- The archaeology of the Maldives in the medieval period: A comparative studyAnnalisa Christie and Shiura JaufarChapter Ten -- Towards an archaeology of the medieval MaldivesAnne HaourBibliographyIndex
Summary This book presents pioneering research on the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives in the medieval period. Primarily archaeological, the book has an interdisciplinary slant, examining the material culture, history, and environment of the islands. Featuring contributions by leading archaeologists and material culture researchers, the book is the first systematic archaeological monograph devoted to the Maldives. Offering an archaeological account of this island-nation from the beginnings of the Islamic period, it complements and nuances the picture presented by external historical data, which identify the Maldives as a key player in global networks. The book describes excavations and surveys at a medieval site on the island of Kinolhas. It offers a comprehensive analysis of finds of pottery, glass, and cowries, relating them to regional assemblages to add valuable new data to an under-researched field. The artefacts suggest links with India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, Arabia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and China, offering tangible evidence of wider connections. The research also evidences diet, crafts, and funerary practices. The rigorous presentation of the primary material is framed by chapters setting the context, conceptual approaches and historical interpretation, placing the Maldives within broader dynamics of Islamic and Indian Ocean history and opening the research results to a wide readership. The book is aimed at students and researchers interested in the archaeology and history of the Indian Ocean, Islamic studies, island and coastal communities, maritime networks, and the medieval period, with special relevance for the ⁰́₈Global Middle Ages⁰́₉. It will appeal to art historians, archaeologists, museologists, and heritage and material culture studies researchers with related interests
Notes Anne Haour is a Professor in the Arts and Archaeology of Africa and Director of the Centre for African Art and Archaeology (CfAAA) at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. Annalisa Christie is an Assistant Professor in Cultural Heritage at University College Dublin, Ireland
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Subject Antiquities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
Maldives -- Antiquities
Maldives -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Christie, Annalisa University College Dublin, Ireland
Haour, Anne. University of East Anglia, UK.
ISBN 1000521524