The investigation of past cultures of the modern nationstate of Sri Lanka through the study and scientific analysis of material remains (i.e., osteological, artifactual, architectural, etc.).

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Here They Lived and Died
An article by Tharuka Dissanaike describing the implications of the 1997 discovery of 6000BP human remains at Pallemalala.
Muruka Cult in Ancient Sri Lanka: A Historical Perspective
An article by S. Kailash Sitrampalam documenting the roots of Muruka worship in Sri Lanka.
Pallemalala Discovery Throws Light on Lanka's Pre-historic Culture
An article by Asiff Hussein describing the 1997 discovery by Raj Somadeva and a 10 member team of a shell midden with skeletal remains and stone implements dating to 6000BP.
Pre and Proto-historic Settlement in Sri Lanka
A paper by S.U. Deraniyagala, Director-General of Archaeology, Sri Lanka presented at the Proceedings of the XIII Congress Forli'-Italia, 8-14 September, 1996 discussing the cultures, timing, and paleo climates from the first human influences to the Historic Period in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan-Dutch Archaeological Co-operation
A short article by A. van Schaik of the University of Leiden describing current cooperation and calling for further cooperation concerning VOC (Dutch East India Company) Period researches.
Ancient Polonnaruwa and its environs
An article by Prof. W. I. Siriweera, Vice Chancellor, Rajarata University describing the current understanding of Polonnaruwa a city on the Mahaveli River in Sri Lanka. (January 24, 1999)
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