Nature of Prehistoric Archaeological Investigation and Research in Sri Lanka (1992 – 2019)
Sri Lankan prehistoric investigations can be divided into several phases. Identifying the nature of prehistoric archaeological
investigation and research in Sri Lanka between 1992 – 2018 is the research problem of this paper. The main objective of the
research is to collect data and information of Prehistoric Archaeological Investigation and Research (Exploration and
Excavation) in Sri Lanka between 1992 – 2018 and arrange them in chronological order. In this process data and information were
collected using primary and secondary sources through library survey, Field study, web survey and interviews were conducted to
obtain more quantitative data The key research findings of the research are based on the identified several extraordinary
features of this period compared to the early research periods such as systematic excavations, chronological methods, multidisciplinary approach, researches in associated with new scientific methodologies and innovative scientific methodologies including genealogical experiments.