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CONCLUSION: TOWARDSAN INTEGRATED MODEL OF RELIGIOUS CHANGE

The task of providing an archaeological and cultural setting for Sanchi’s Buddhist monuments has been achieved in two ways in this study: i) by filling in the gaps in the ‘Buddhist landscape’ through the documentation of ‘new’ Buddhist sites beyond the context of Sanchi and the four other ‘Bhilsa Tope’ sites; and ii) through a systematic documentation of other aspects of the archaeological landscape beyond the formal boundaries of monastic sites, including rock-shelters, habitational settlements, water-resource structures and non-Buddhist ritual locations.