Excavations

 

After successfully completion of Vikramsila Excavation Project since then this office conducted exploration and re-investigation of archaeological sites. There are too many archaeological sites in various parts of India which have been explored or re-investigated by expert team of technical officials. It has brought to high many hidden glorious past in course of exploratory survey starting from Paleolithic level to Late medieval periods. This branch also conducted some problem oriented explorations. In this connection mention may be made of Kabrakala situated on the confluence of river Son and Koel in Palamau  district of Jharkhand, Polished and grounded stone tools, worked bone pieces, various shades of N.B.P., ring wells and medieval bronze vessels and vases have been reported from this village.


Exploratory survey has been also carried out in Brahamputra valley of Assam. Several rokcut shivalinga, Vishnupadas, sculptures and caves have been discovered on the hilly track on the river Jinari, a tributary of river Brahamputra.

 

Exploration has also conducted in the district of Gorakhapur and Maharajganj of U.P. exploring the site like Rajdhani tila, and Kanhaiya Baba-ka-Sthan etc.

 

Exploration and Re-Investigations of Archaeological Sites by Excavation Branch – III Patna

 

Sl. 

No.

site

District

State

Season

Director of

 Excavations

Published Reference

1.

Antichak

Bhagalpur

Bihar

1971-78
 1979-80
 1981-82

 B.S. Verma

Indian Archaeological –A

Review

2

Sravasti

Sravasti

Uttar Pradesh

1986-1987
 1987-1988
 1988-1989
 1991-1997
 1997-1998
 1998-1999
 2000-2001
 2001-2002
 2002-2003

 Dr. B.S. Raman
  Dr. B.S. Raman
  Dr. D. Bhengra

 Shri  L.C. Singh
  Shri G.T. Shindey
  Shri G.T. Shindey
  Dr. G.C.Chauley
  Dr. B.Nath

 Dr. B.Nath

Do

3

Koluhua

Muzaffarpur

Bihar

1989-1993
 2010-2011

 Shri  L.C. Singh

 Dr. Arvin Manjul

Do

4

Dak-bunglow

Patna

Bihar

1991-1992

 Shri  L.C. Singh

Do

5

Icha-Garh

West    

Singhbhum

Jharkhand

1991-1992

 Shri  L.C. Singh

Do

6

Banarsihan Kalan

Maharajganj

Uttar Pradesh

1991-1992

 Shri  L.C. Singh

Do

7

Rajgir

Nalanda

Bihar

1999-2000

 Muhammed K.K.

Do

8

Surya-Pahar

Goalpara

Assam

1999-2000

 Dr. G.C.Chauley

Do

9

Chandimau

Nalanda

Bihar

2000-2001

 Dr. G.C.Chauley

Do

10

Baror

Shri

Ganganganagar

Rajasthan

2003-2004

2004-2006

 Dr. Urmila Sant

 Shri T.J. Baidya

Do Purattava No. 37,

11

Juaffardih

Nalanda

Bihar

2006-2007

 Shri S.C. Saran

Purattava No. 38,

p.p. 59-73

12

Bangarh

South-Dinapur

West Bengal

2006-2007

 Shri S.C. Saran

 

13

Begampur & Daman-

Khanda

Nalanda

Bihar

2007-2008

 Dr. P. K. Mishra

 

14

Ghorakatora

Nalanda

Bihar

2007-2008
 2008-2009

 Dr. P.K. Mishra

 Shri N.G. Nikoshey

 
15

Lathiya

Ghazipur

Uttar Pradesh

2009-2010

 Dr. B.R. Mani

 
16

Sakradih

Ghazipur

Uttar Pradesh

2009-2010

 Dr. B.R. Mani
  Dr.S.K.Manjul

 (Co-Director)

 
17. Maner Patna Bihar 2012-2013  Dr. Arvin Manjul  

 

 
 
 
 
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