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.
Piece of wood, dated to 8500 and 9500 years ago - stump of tree trunk or large branch. A notable feature is what appear to be cut or tool marks on one side of the object, most evident in images 1 and 2.
These images are Copyright © 2002 Santha Faiia. None of the images may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.
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