Anatomical studies of timber and EPMA analysis of brass artefacts collected from steam engine shipwreck of Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India

@inproceedings{Tripati2013AnatomicalSO,
  title={Anatomical studies of timber and EPMA analysis of brass artefacts collected from steam engine shipwreck of Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India},
  author={Sila Tripati and Sharvari Rahul Shukla and Vir{\'a}g Som and Vijay D. Khedekar and Sasidharan Shashikala and Satyendra Kumar Sharma},
  year={2013}
}
The maritime activity of India is datable to the Bronze Age, if not earlier, but the information on shipbuilding, crew and other details are well documented from the early historical period onwards. Ancient Indian literature mentions types of boats, but no precise information is available on the kind of timber used in construction. However, the Harappans must have used teak (Tectona grandis) for construction of boats. The Astadhyayi of Panini (5th century BC) has mentioned the use of a variety… CONTINUE READING

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