Record Number : 35413 of 13452

Title : Charsadda (Pakistan) project: the Bala Hisar

Description :
This website details the excavations of the Bala Hisar (High Fort) at Charsadda in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. Excavations began at the site in 1958 under the direction of Sir Mortimer Wheeler. The website relates the history of the site and its archaeology as well as detailing the results of a recent, AHRC and British Academy funded joint British-Pakistani excavation at the site. The site includes an online exhibition which gives photographs of excavations, a history of the fort itself and detailed information about the various archaeological digs which have taken place there. There are also sections on the carbon dating of material from these digs, which have been used to challenge Wheeler's original thesis about the age of the fort. A list of publications resulting from the project is also included.

URL : http://www.dur.ac.uk/arch.projects/charsadda/

Uncontrolled Keywords : Archaeology; Pakistan; North West Frontier Province

Controlled Keywords : Charsadda (Pakistan);

Language : eng;

Geographic Name : Charsadda

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