41. The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey: Volume 1

Author(s): Carla M. Sinopoli, Kathleen D. Morrison


Vijayanagara, the “City of Victory,” was the capital of South India’s largest and most successful pre-colonial empire from c. AD 1330-1565. This richly-illustrated volume reports on the results of a ten-year systematic regional archaeological survey in the hinterland or “metropolitan region” of this vast and well-preserved urban site. Detailed information is presented on the 380 sites documented in the first three seasons of fieldwork. Additional chapters place Vijayanagara in its broader regional and historical context and provide an overview of settlement, economy, and land-use in the city’s c. 650 sq km metropolitan region; present in detail the methodology employed in South India’s first systematic regional survey; and describe the artifacts recovered.

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Publication Information:

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Month of Publication: January

Year of Publication: 2007

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 334

Additional Information:

Price: $40

ISBN: 978-0-915703-65-4

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs, 41

Tables / Illustrations: 18 tables, 447 illustr.