Sri Lanka Maritime Archaeological Unit – Report on the Avondster Project 2001 – 2002

INTRODUCTION  Avondster Project Report 2011Sri Lanka is strategically located between Arabia and East Asia, at a natural crossroads of navigational routes, and has been a centre of trade and cultural exchange since ancient times. Sri Lankaʼs seafaring history, and the archaeological riches of her land sites, suggests that her underwater sitesmay prove comparably fascinating. In 2001 a Maritime Archaeology Unit (MAU) has been formed under the Mutual Heritage Centre, managed by the Central Cultural Fund in cooperation with the Amsterdam...