REA, Alexander

REA, Alexander. Dundee 17.10.1858 — Bangalore 4.2.1921 (or 1924?). British (Scottish) Archaeologist and Photographer in India. Son of David Rea and Helton Mair. Educated in Glasgow. Arrived in India in 1882 and became Assistant of Burgess in the A.S.I., Madras Division, from 1886 its head, 1902 Superintendent of Archaeological Survey of Southern India. Retired in 1913. Conducted excavations at Amaravati (1888–89, 1905–06 & 1908–09) and other sites. Married, six children.

Publications: South Indian Buddhist Antiquities; including the Stûpas of Bhaṭṭiproḷu, Guḍivâḍa, and Ghaṇṭaśâlâ and other ancient sites. 7+38 p. 32 pl. A.S.I. New Imp. Series 15. Madras 1894.

List of Architectural and Archaeological Remains in Coorg. 9+15 p. A.S.I. New Imp. Series 17. Madras 1894.

Chalukyan Architecture. 6+40 p. 114 pl. A.S.I., N.I.S. 21. Madras 1896; Pallava Architecture. 11+49 p. 124 pl. Madras 1909.

Monumental Remains of the Dutch East India Company in the Presidency of Madras. 10+79 p. 63 pl. A.S.I., N.I.S. 25. Madras 1897.

Catalogue of the prehistoric antiquities from Ādichanallūr and Perumbāir. 13+49 p. 13 pl. Madras 1915.

Reports in the ASIAR on prehistoric finds at Tinnevelly (1902-03, 111-140 & 148-163), on excavations at Amaravati (1905-06, 116-119), at Danavulapad (1905-06, 120-127), Sankaram Hills (1907-08, 149-180), at Ramatirtham (1910-11, 78-88), etc.

Sources: http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/photographer/Alexander__Rea/ABCDEF/; Wikipedia.

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