Bhitargarh : A Brief Description of the Archaeological Site


The archaeological site at Bhitargarh is an ancient fort-city having a well-secured fortification in Panchagarh region, Bangladesh. The site can throw ample light on the history of Bangladesh. In the absence of any previous systemic archaeological investigation in the area, the present work should be seen as a preliminary endeavor. The aim of this work is to understand the town planning of the fort-city as well as the nature of urbanization in this region. However, employment of sampling and other intensive survey techniques was beyond the scope of the present researcher in view of time and resource constraints. Therefore, it was decided to survey the area by undertaking intensive walking across the landscape with GPS using judgmental sampling. Surface survey was undertaken for about 400 person-hours spanning 7 seasons during 2003-2009.

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