Maritime Heritage of Indian Ocean contains selected researches related to marine archaeology in general and maritime heritage of Indian Ocean in particular. Papers contributed by renowned archaeologists and maritime historians provide valuable information about a variety of topics such as maritime trade, underwater excavations, shipwrecks, traditional shipbuilding and navigation technology, ancient ceramics, conservation of underwater finds, historic harbours, scientific advances in the field of underwater archaeology, and protection of underwater cultural heritage. Recent finds and use of modern technology for excavation, study and preservation of cultural heritage in Indian Ocean region have brought many unknown facts to light. Information generated through underwater archaeological researches have filled several gaps in long maritime history. These researches also cover a long period, from Harappan to modern, making the volume useful for all. Profusely illustrated with photographs, maps and line drawings this book will fascinate not only the scholars and serious students but also to all those interested in heritage and oceans.