Ancient practice of soil treatment in India

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Abstract

It is important to know how in the ancient times soil treatment was accomplished when no technologies related to ground improvement probably have existed. Before the advent of western knowledge in India, a number of soil stabilization methods were developed by Indians and were used successfully for various purposes. The traditional practices, however, have come a long way without proper documentation and records. Few records of soil stabilization techniques that were developed in ancient India, from the prehistoric and Vedic period (up to 600 B.C) to the period of Shilpa Shastra (1500 A.D.), are available. This paper summarizes and examines some of the ground treatment methods developed in ancient India and their relevance to the modern day technology.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 23 2011May 27 2011

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Other14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period5/23/115/27/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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