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Galle Harbour Project 1996–1997. Report for the Sri Lanka Department of Archaeology. Sri Lanka, Australia, Netherlands. Archaeology, history, conservation, training

Author/s Green, J.N., Devendra, S. and Parthesius, R., Eds

Year of publication 1998

Report Number: No. 4

At the time the Project was first undertaken, maritime archaeology was neither taught in the Universities nor practised by the Department of Archaeology in this country. Hence, no specific funding had been voted in the annual budgets in any of these institutions. The 1992-94 seasonwere therefore conducted on a non-formal basis, with limited funds co ntributed by severainstitutions from sources available to chem. Thmain institutions were: The ArchaeologicaDepartment (under its Exploration programme), the Central Cultural Fund, the Department of Maritime Archaeology of the Western AustraliaMaritime Museum and the Post GraduatInstitute of Archaeology. Non-financial assistance was also afforded by the Department of NationaMuseums and the Sri Lanka Navy, and by volunteers from the Maritime Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Sub Aqua Club who provided the volunteer divers and Project Coordinators.