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 seasons were therefore conducted on a non-formal basis, with limited funds co ntributed by several institutions from sources available to chem. The main institutions were: The Archaeological Department (under its Exploration programme), the Central Cultural Fund, the Department of Maritime Archaeology of the Western Australian Maritime Museum and the Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology. Non-financial assistance was also afforded by the Department of National Museums 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.