Sri Lanka ArchaeologyCommencing in 2008 with a focus on caves in metamorphic terrains, the project Cave Science Sri Lanka has investigated forty-eight caves. Thirty-seven caves have been mapped by the Sri Lankan members of the project, twenty-five have been investigated in more detail and samples have been collected from twelve caves for analysis.
Abstract Volume: International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, August 2013, Colombo, Sri LankaSri Lanka ArchaeologyThe abstract volume of the International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage held on August 21st-23rd , 2013 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyThe marine archaeologists from the Maritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) of Central Cultural Fund (CCF) established in Galle in their archaeological explorations carried out in Delft Island in the North of Sri Lanka in August this year have discovered three inscriptions that have not been hither to revealed.
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyTheme : Historical Sites/Natural Landscape in the SAARC Region Background Today, photography has become an art by itself, with many modern advances to photography. The SAARC Cultural Centre hopes to encourage photographers in the SAARC Region, by having a competition of Photographs of 1) Historical Sites in the SAARC Region 2) Natural Landscape in the SAARC Region.The best photographs will be on Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A cash award and certificate, recognizing the best in the two categories will be given [...]
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyThe programme for the International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by the International Association of Asian Heritage.
New Maritime Archaeological discoveries in Eastern Province in Sri Lanka: With special emphasis on Trincomale to PotuvilSri Lanka ArchaeologyMaritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) of Central Cultural Fund (CCF) is carried out an underwater Archaeological non disturbance exploration in the Eastern coastal area (From Trincomalee to Potuvill), 13th of July to 26th of August 2013.Drawing the measured and non measured drawings, photographical and video documentation, applying GPS and remote sensing are the used methods for the exploration.Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Pothuwil are the main selected areas for the survey.
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyPramuditha Munusinghe from archaeology.lk interviews Dr. Karen Lee, a curator from the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum and research complex based in Washington, D.C.
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyFormer Commissioner of Archaeology Dr. Saddhamangala Karunarathna Passed away today(August 06, 2013). Dr. Saddhamangala Karunarathna, former Commissioner of Archaeology(1979 - 1983) passed away today. Dr. Saddhamangala Karunaratne graduated in 1946 from the University of Ceylon and in 1949 he obtained his M. A. specialising in Pali. In 1950 he joined the Department of Archaeology as an Assistant Commissioner.
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyGem beads are attractive objects used not only for bodily ornamentation but also to decorate royal palaces and religious places in ancient time. The Jetavanaya Bead collection contains considerable amount of natural gem beads which are made up of gems coming from six main gem families found in Sri Lankan gem fields. The most common gem beads are made up of Garnet and Quartz family gems while Corundum, Beryl and Feldspar beads are somewhat rare in the collection. Having [...]
Sri Lanka ArchaeologyHunugalagala is a limestone cave situated on the southern slope of the central highlands in Sri Lanka. It is a mighty rock formation that has been formed through million years ago. The surrounding area of this cave had been used by the foraging communities at least 4000 years ago.