This is a concise introduction to the prehistory and protohistory of Sri Lanka by Dr. Siran Deraniyagala, one of the world-renowned archaeologists from Sri Lanka.
This book summarizes all the studies carried out in Sri Lankan prehistory and protohistory. It provides a complete chronology of findings up to the date it was published.
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THE PREHISTORY AND PROTOHISTORY OF SRI LANKA
S. U. Deraniyagala
Ph.D. (Harvard), M.A., B.A. (Cantab.)
D Sc. (Sabaragamuwa), D.Litt. (Peradeniya)
Fellow National Academy of Sciences of Sri Lanka
Settlement and Subsistence
Ornament, Art, Ritual, and Mortuary
Protohistoric Iron Age
Transition to the Historical Period
Research Stage V: Formulation
References to Literature