Short Report

Report of the Archaeological Survey of Chamak and its Surroundings, District Amaravati, Maharashtra

Authors: Jason D. Hawkes, Riza Abbas & Michael Willis

Year: 2016, Volume: 7, Page/Article: 1, DOI:

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This report presents the results of a short programme of fieldwork targeted towards the investigation of the archaeological and geographical setting of the Chamak copperplate charter. This inscription, unearthed in the modern village of Chamak in 1868, records the grant of land to a group of Brahmins living in the village of ‘Charmaka’. These have long been assumed to be the same place, but the archaeological contexts of the find spot of the charter had never been explored. Preliminary surveys in and around Chamak have revealed a considerable amount of archaeological material, which is presented here.