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Margaretologist 13(2) Issue 30 2000

The Most Important Beadmaking Site Ever

Arikamedu, India

Part 1 of 3

 Shots of the Excavation, 1992

Trench VII in the Northern Sector. This was the trench that yielded the oldest material we uncovered, back to the second century B.C.
We had to stop working because we were under the water table and even a large pump could not keep the water out.

Measuring and recording a floor made of flagstones in a trench
in the Southern Sector.

Washing the pottery as it came from the trenches.
Our helpers were nearly all people from Virampattinam,
the successor to ancient Arikamedu.

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