Crossing Cultures - Poster

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Crossing Cultures - Poster


For the first time in the history of South West Coast of India, a variety of archaeological evidence for the long distance maritime exchanges was unearthed at Pattanam (N. Lat. 10° 09.434’; E Long 76° 12.587’). The ca 4 m thick cultural\ deposit of Pattanam may be defined into five cultural periods spanning three millennia since 1000 BCE. Four seasons of excavations by KCHR, in about 650 sq. m dug up area, produced 39,846 antiquities and about three million (29,83178) pottery sherds. The excavations also revealed remains of brick architecture - warehouse, wharf/jetty and residential/industrial structures, wooden canoe and a plethora of biological remains. The poster illustrates the major finds and cross cultural connections suggesting Pattanam could be part of the legendary port of Muziris.

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P J Cherian
K P Shajan
V Selvakumar
M Nambirajan
K Rajan


November 2011




P J Cherian et al., “Crossing Cultures - Poster,” The MUA Collection, accessed February 8, 2023,