Passage to India? Anuradhapura and the Early Use of the Brahmi Script

@article{Coningham1996PassageTI,
  title={Passage to India? Anuradhapura and the Early Use of the Brahmi Script},
  author={Robin A.E. Coningham and Frank Raymond Allchin and Catherine M. Batt and Dramani Lucy},
  journal={Cambridge Archaeological Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={6},
  pages={73 - 97}
}
The island of Sri Lanka, situated off the tip of southern India, is often perceived as the recipient of material culture diffused from more northerly regions. This article counters this model by suggesting that Sri Lanka may have played a pivotal role in the development of Brahmi, South Asia's earliest readable script. Sherds inscribed with this script, recently found at Anuradhapura, with dates of the beginning of the fourth century BC, now represent its earliest dated examples anywhere in the… 

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