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Images from the Gulf of Cambay, India

The artefacts in these images were dredged up in the Gulf of Cambay, off the North West coast of India, in operations conducted in November 2001. They are among thousands of other objects and artefacts recovered in the same locality, identified by India's National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) as the site of two flooded prehistoric cities. A piece of wood amongst the artifacts (photographs below) was carbon dated at two different laboratories - one giving a date of 8500 years ago and the other of 9500 years ago.

Small asymmetrical cylindrical object, exact dimensions unknown, roughly 4-5cm in length, by Icm in diameter.

Ridged or turned effect on outer surface, looks as though it could have been turned on some sort of lathe. There is a hollow passage through the middle, possibly drilled.

Overall appearance of this object indicates it was manufactured or created by hand rather than having been formed by natural forces within the environment.

Cambay A1
Cambay A2
Cambay D1
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