Practice of Indian Archaeology

Archaeological field investigations between 1993 and 2000 by the Archaeological Survey of India (triangles), state and university (circles) archaeologists

Between 1993 and 2000 the proportion of archaeological investigations in territories north of the Narmada River was greater than those carried out south of the river. The greatest concentration is along the upper Ganges River and at its confluence with the Yamuna River. In these territories, multiple knowledge producers carry out field studies. Investigations led by universities and by state departments are in greater proportion than those led by the Survey. Moreover, we see very few (and if so, sporadic) investigations along the lower Ganges River and in India’s easternmost territories along the Brahmaputra River.

Read the associated article here What do spatial approaches to the history of archaeology tell us? Insights from post-colonial India

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

My research interests include digital and geospatial methods, geovisualization, data governance, archaeology and cultural heritage.