The research paper titled "Ancient shorelines of Gujarat, India, during the Indus civilization (Late Mid-Holocene): A study based on archaeological evidences" by A. S. Gaur* and K. H. Vora researches the ancient coastlines of Gujarat during the times of Indus Valley Civilization.
The name Bet Dwarka indicated in the paper is a name given in the modern times.
Indus Valley Civilization and the Civilization to which Dwaraka /People, Places and events of Mahabharatha belonged are mutually exclusive.
Lothal, Dholavira etc are real evidences of the maritime capabilities of the ancient Indus Valley Civilizations.
Lothal was the first Dry Dock in the world.
Dholavira is one of the most predominant examples of the systematic planned cities of Indus valley civilization.
But neither, nor the civilization to which they belonged had anything to do with dwaraka.
Dwaraka belonged to the Aryan era, to the epoch of the Mahabharatha.
In the research paper, in the beginning there is this statement to which i take offence
All the places mentioned do not belong to the Indus Valley Civilization nor were they built during the period of the Indus valley Civilization. They were established long after the Indus valley civilization had died out.
The Bet Dwarka in the research paper is not the same as the City of Dwaraka.
Cormac had provided two links to the research paper by Drs. Gaur & Vora. Thank you Cormac.
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No problem Spartan. While I can't speak for the veracity of the rest of the articles content, the main point of interest IMO was the rise and fall of coastlines in Indian history. Particularly within recorded history. That pretty much explains why many areas are now submerged. And none of it has anything to do with 10,000 BC or pre-Ice Age claims as some are willing to believe.