Prof. K. Krishnan

FACULTY OF ARTS >> Department of Library & Information Science
 
Designation : I/c Head & Professor of Archaeology
Qualification : B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D
Phone Nos : 0265-2792436
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Experience : 30 years
Areas of Interest : Archaeomaterials, Environmental Archaeology and Harappan Studies
 
Prof. K. Krishnan

Detailed CV

CURRICULUM VITAE
K. KRISHNAN
May 2017
 
Name: K. Krishnan
 
Address: Professor of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390 002, Gujarat State, India.
 
Dean, Faculty of Arts,TheMaharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390 002, Gujarat State, India.
 
Email:k.krishnan-archaeology@msubaroda.ac.in,dean-arts@msubaroda.ac.in; krishnan.msu@gmail.com; kkrishnannampoothiri@gmail.com
Telephone: +91-265-2792436/ 2780484/ 2782552 (Work); +91-265-2781775 (Home); +91-9427015168 (Cell)
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/professorkkrishnan/home
 
Summary of the Research Interest and Areas of Contribution
 
My doctoral research presented the chemical and petrological examination of the Harappan Ceramics from three regions in Gujarat. This study demonstrated the wider applications of several scientific methods in examining the ceramics and also its cultural implications. After completion of my doctoral research, I continued my research on proto-historic and early Historic ceramics by incorporating several methods such as traditional archaeological, ethnographic and scientific. These studies have enabled me to work towards understanding craft specialization, development of technology and its impact on ancient South Asian Society. These studies have inspired several students from South Asia to conduct research on South Asian Ceramics. In addition to this, I work towards appreciating and reconstructingpalaeo-climate in central and western India. I have completed several research projects dealing with ancient technology and palaeo-climatology and currently I am working with fiveprojects. I also coordinated a project which established a museum at Sidhpur, a centre of pilgrimage for the Department of Tourism, Government of Gujarat.
 
Education
 
  • Post-doctoral Visiting Fellow funded by the Ancient India and Iran Trust/ Charles Wallace India Trust, affiliated to the Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University.
  • Ph.D. (1987) in Archaeology from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. The title of the Ph.D thesis is “Chemical and Petrological Studies in Ancient Indian Pottery”. This work dealt with analysing the Indus Valley Ceramics from three representative sites in Gujarat using a combination of archaeological, chemical and petrological studies. This work resulted in reconstructing ceramic manufacturing methods of the Indus Valley Period, identifying the provenance of their raw materials, clay paste preparation techniques, baking temperature and baking conditions.
  • M.A.(1982) in Indian History Culture and Archaeology  from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda [Title of M.A. dissertation: Identification and Determination of the Composition of the pigments used in the Decoration of Chalcolithic Period Pottery in Gujarat]
  • B.Sc. (1979) in Chemistry as the main subject with Physics and Mathematics as subsidiaries from Kerala University
 

 
Fellowships and Awards
 
  • 1995:
    • June-July 1995: Visiting Fellow at the Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford; financed by the Ford Foundation
    • July-August 1995:Visiting Scientist at the Department of Scientific Research, BritishMuseum; financed by the Ford Foundation.
    • August–September 1995: Visiting Fellow at the Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University; financed by the Ford Foundation
  • 1991-92 Ancient India and Iran Trust/Charles Wallace India Trust Visiting Fellow (Post-doctoral) affiliated to the Department of Archaeology, Cambridge University.
  • 1988-89 Commonwealth Scholarship for Post-doctoral Research (could not avail due to institutional reasons)
  • 1983-86 University Grants Commission of India, Scholarship for Doctoral Research
 
Academic Employment
 
  • 21/3/2017 to till date
Dean, Faculty of Arts,The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Job description: Coordinate the academic and administrative activities of the Faculty of Arts and Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya and also teach courses in archaeological methods, archaeological theory, archaeomaterials and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
  • March 21/3/2017 to 16/5/2017 I/c Principal, Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya,The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Job description: Coordinate the academic and administrative activities of theBaroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya.
  • January 25, 2017 to March 20, 2017 Officiating Dean, Faculty of Arts and I/c Principal, Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya,The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Job description: Coordinate the academic and administrative activities of the Faculty of Arts and Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya and also teach courses in archaeological methods, archaeological theory, archaeomaterials and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
June 21, 2016 to January 25, 2017
Vice Dean, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Job description: Support the coordination of the academic and administrative activities of the Faculty of Arts and Baroda Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya and also teach courses in archaeological methods, archaeological theory, archaeomaterials and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
  • March 3, 2010 to March 21, 2017
Head, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Job description: Teach courses in archaeological methods, archaeological theory, archaeomaterials and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis and coordinate the academic and administrative activities of the Department.
  • 11/1/04 to 21/3/2017
Professor, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Job description: Teach courses in archaeological methods, archaeological theory, archaeomaterials and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis
  • 11/1/96 to 11/1/04
Reader, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Job description: Teach introductory and upper division courses in archaeological methods (artefact analysis, dating methods, physical and chemical methods of conservation and preservation of archaeological objects), archaeological theory, archaeomaterials and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis.
  • 5/2/88 to 11/1/96
Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Job description: Teach introductory and upper division courses in archaeological methods and environmental archaeology. Supervise M.A. dissertations and Ph.D. thesis.
  • 1/8/87 to 5/2/88
Temporary Lecturer, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao. University of Baroda. Job description: Teach courses in foundations of Indian culture and assist in practical.
  • 1/10/86 to 31/5/87
Teaching Assistant, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. Job description: Teach courses in foundations of Indian culture and assist in practical.
 
Areas of Research Interest
 
  • Artefact Analysis and Interpretation:
By using the traditional archaeological methods as well as methods from material sciences to seek answers or explanations to cultural processes such as exchange, trade, migration etc..
  • Ceramic Petrology:
Using microscopic methods to study the provenance of the raw materials, techniques of raw material processing and also the various paste preparation techniques.
  • Ancient Technology:
 Through traditional and science based methods the artefacts are studied to reconstruct ancient technology both from the manufacturing processes and also their social relevance
  • Environmental Archaeology:
Trying to understand climate culture interaction, Hominin adaptations in central India
  • Harappan Studies:
Trying to study the regional elements in the Harappan Civilization
  • Origin and Development of Urbanism in South Asia
  • Intangible Heritage
 

Research Projects

 
  1. Completed Projects
 

·       An Analysis of ceramics and Metals (Financed by the Ford Foundation Grant to the Department)

  • A High Resolution Study of Loess/Dunal Deposits of Gujarat, with Emphasis to the Palaeoclimatology of the Southwest Indian Monsoon and its Effect on Cultural Evolution in the Region over the past 20,000 years (Pilot Project financed by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) (Total fund – Rs. 1,68,000.00 for one year) (Together with D.A. Sant and G. Rangarajan).
  • Characterization of on land Quaternary sediments fringing the Gulf of Cambay (Financed by the National Institute of Ocean Technology, department of Ocean development, Government of India) (Total fund – Rs. 3,00,000.00) (Together with D.A. Sant and G. Rangarajan).
  • Characterization of Quaternary Sediments from Lower Reaches of Narmada Valley with Special Reference to Climate Variability and Cultural Evolution (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) (Total Fund – Rs. 7,78,000.00 for three years) (Together with D.A. Sant and G. Rangarajan)
  • Benchmarking the Social and Economic Impacts of Cultural Heritage: a comparative pilot study (Funded by the British Council under the Knowledge Economy Partnership 2012) (Total Fund - £ 11,000/-) (Together with R.A.E. Coningham)
  • Standardization of Ceramic Microstructures (Not funded).
  • Human response to Climate Change in the Upland Floodplains of the Kurnool Basin, Andhra Pradesh (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) (Total Fund – Rs. 8,00,000.00 for three years) (Together with R. Korisettar and D.A. Sant)
  • Developing the Concept of Museum at Sidhpur (Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, Government of Gujarat) (Rs. 15,00,000/- for two years)
 
 
  1. Participation in International Projects (Completed)
 
  • The Prehistory of the Kurnool District: Archaeological and Palaeoenvironmental Studies in Southern India – A multidisciplinary and multinational project by Cambridge University, U.K., and Karnataka University, India [R. Korisettar and M. Petraglia (Directors)].
  • The Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Project: the hinterland (phase II) A multidisciplinary and multinational project by Universities of Durham, Kelaniya, Bradford, Leicester, Sterling [R.A.E. Coningham and P. Gunawardhane (Directors)].
  1. Archaeological Research and Conservation Programme.
 
  1. Ongoing Projects
 
  1. Research Projects
 
  • Early Pleistocene Environments and Archaeology in central India (under Narmada Basin Palaeoanthropology Project)
  • Climate and Culture: Environmental Contextualization of the Development of Human Society in Western and Central India (Under the UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnership) (Grant allotted to MSU by UGC is Rs. 9,57,800/- for fifteen months) (Together with D.A. Sant, Gillian Juleff and Jose Iriarte)
  • Polanaruwa Archaeological and Anthropological Research Project (POLAARP) (Together with P. Gunawardhane, M.J. Manuel, J. Weerasinghe and R.A.E. Coningham) (Funded by British Academy, U.K.  and Central Cultural Fund, Sri Lanka.
  • Post-disaster Archaeological Investigations in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Together with Kosh Acharya, R.A.E. Coningham and Ian Simpson) (Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Foundation, UK; UNESCO Chair, Durham and Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal)
  • Promoting Sustainable Pilgrimage and the Protection of Heritage Sites in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh [Under the UGC-UKIERI Joint Research Programme (UKIERI-III)] (Grant allotted to MSU by UGC is Rs. 42,86,352/- for three years)(Together with Robin Coningham and Prakash Sinha)
 
  1. Documentation Project
 
  • Documentation of Antiquities and Monuments under the national Mission of Antiquities and Monuments, Archaeological Survey of India, Government of India (Rs. 55,00,000/- till March 2012)
 
Positions/ Membership in National/ International Bodies
 
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pakistan Heritage, International Journal of Archaeology since 2013.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies since 2013
  • Vice President, International Association of Asian Heritage till 2015.
  • Member of the National Committee on Archaeological Sciences, Archaeological Survey of India, Government of India
  • Technical Secretary, Indian Archaeological Society.
  • Member of the Board of Studies in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India (Government of India), New Delhi.
  • Member of the Board of Studies in Archaeology, Deccan College, Pune
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Archaeologia: Journal of Archaeology since 2007
  • Joint editor, Man and Environment, Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies since 2002 to 2008
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies since 1998 to 2008
  • Founding member and Life member of Society of South Asian Archaeologists.
  • Member of the Indo Pacific Prehistory Association
  • Life member of Indian Society for Pre-historic and Quaternary Studies
  • Life member of Indian Archaeological Society
  • Four years membership in World Archaeology Congress (2013-2017)
 
Organizer of National/ International Programme
 
  • 2015 Organized (Coordinator) International Workshop on Commodity, Resource or Heirloom? Investigating the Social, Economic and Ethical Values of Cultural Heritage. Organized by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Department of Archaeology, Durham University. Funded by the British Council under the Knowledge Economy Partnership, September 30, 2015.
  • 2013 Organizer, Session on “Archaeology of Death and the Dead” in the Seventh World Archaeological Congress in the Dead Sea, Jordan, January 13-18, 2013.
  • 2012 Organising Secretary, National Seminar on “Archaeology and Cultural diversity” and the Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) and Indian History and Culture Society (IHCS) at Baroda, November 22-24, 2012.
  • 2010 Organized (Deputy Co-ordinator) National Seminar on Recent Advances in Indian Archaeology, December 5 -6, 2010

·       2010 Organzied (Coordinator) International Seminar on Buddhist Heritage, Gujarat at Baroda,January 15-17, 2010

  • 2004 Organized (Deputy Coordinator) a workshop on “Harappan Culture in Gujarat”, December 11-12, 2004, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • 2001 Organized the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, November 22-24, 2001, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Also introduced the theme “Ancient Technology” in the seminar and acted as Co-ordinator of the theme session.
 
Experience as a Research Supervisor
 
  • Seven Students have been awarded Ph.D
  • Four Students are currently working for Ph.D.
  • Guidance extended to Students outside my parent institution:
    • One Post-doctoral student from Banares Hindu University
    • Three Doctoral Students from Deccan College, Pune
    • One Doctoral Student from Bradford University, UK
    • One Doctoral Student from Durham University, UK
    • One Doctoral Student from Universitelibre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
    • One Doctoral Student from New York University, New York
    • One B.A. Dissertation from Cambridge, UK
    • One Post-doctoral student from Cambridge University, UK
  • Thirty Two M.A. Dissertations
  • Students Currently working with me from outside the parent institution
    • One Doctoral Student from Oxford University, UK
    • One Doctoral Student from Michigan University, USA
 
Field Experience
 
  • Member, Natal landscape of Buddha, Tilaurakot Excavations, February 2017
  • Member, Post-disaster Archaeological Investigations in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, December 2016.
  • Member, Polaruwa Archaeological and Anthropological Research Project (POLARP), Polanaruwa, Sri Lanka, July 2016.
  • Directed Explorations in Central Narmada basin, Madhya Pradesh in 2014-2015.
  • Directed Excavation at Vejalka (Harappan Site) and explorations in Lilka River basin (2015-2016, 2014-2015)
  • Directed Excavation at Dhansi (Palaeolithic age) and explorations in central Narmada basin Madhya Pradesh in 2012-2013 and second season excavation at Dhansi in 2013-2014 and explorations at Houshangabad and Sihore Districts, Madhya Pradesh..
  • Directed and Participated in excavations conducted by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, since 1981. These are excavations at Zawar (1983), Nageswar (1984), Nagwada (1986-89), Loteshwar (1991), Bagasra (1996-2005), Pithad (2006-2007), Shikharpur (2009, 2011, 2012).
  • Participated in the excavations at Banawali (1988 – one season) and Dholavira (1990-1998 – five seasons) conducted by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Participated in the explorations and excavations at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (2005-2008) conducted by the Universities of Kelania, Durham, Bradford, Leicester and Sterling 
  • Has participated in a number of archaeological explorations from 1982 onwards.
  • Has undertaken independent archaeological explorations, which include surveys for locating archaeological sites, sampling for palaeo-climatic studies and ethno-archaeological studies.
 
Lectures Delivered
 
  1. Endowment Lectures
 
  • 2007 Professor K.V. Raman Endowment Lecture (two lectures), University of Madras, Chennai on January 4, 2007; Lecture1: Artefact Analyses: Investigating Culture through Material Science;Lecture 2: Indus Valley Civilization: Legacy and Mysteries.
 
  1. Other Lectures
 
  • 2017 Delivered a lecture at Madras Christian College, Chennai on March 9, 2017. Title of the Lecture: Beyond Wares and Shapes: Characterization of Archaeological Ceramics.
  • 2016 Delivered three lectures at Kathmandu on December 13, 14 and 15 at Kathmanu on ceramic analysis to students and traininees from Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal; Lumbini Buddhist University, Lumbini and Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.
  • 2016 Delivered a lecture at N.S.S. College, Ottappalam, Palakkadu, Kerala on September 28, 2016. Title of Lecture: In Search of Past.
  • 2016 Delivered a lecture at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, August 24, 2016. Title of Lecture: Characterization of Ceramics.
  • 2016 Delivered a lecture at Allahabad University, Allahabad on March 4, 2016. Title of Lecture: Within the Broken Sherds.
  • 2016 Delivered a lecture at Allahabad University, Allahabad on March 3, 2016. Title of Lecture: The Past: Piecing Together.
  • 2016 Delivered a lecture at RashtrasantTukdoji Maharashtra Nagpur University, Nagpur on January 6, 2016. Title of Lecture: Ancient Technology: Traditional and Science Based Methods to Reconstruct Ancient Ceramic Technologies and also Establishing Their Social Relevance
  • 2016 Delivered a lecture at RashtrasantTukdoji Maharashtra Nagpur University, Nagpur on January 5, 2016. Title of Lecture: Artefact Analysis and Interpretation: Traditional Archaeological Methods and Methods from Material Sciences
  • 2015 Delivered a lecture at the University of Exeter, UK on November 2, 2015. Title of Lecture: Climate and Culture.
  • 2015 Delivered a lecture at the Centre for Urban Studies, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on October 16, 2015. Title of Lecture: Disappearing Heritage: Challenges from Urbaism.
  • 2015 Delivered a lecture at the Forum For Contemporary Theory, Belvant Parekh Centre on September 18, 2015, Title of the Lecture: Approaches to the Study of the Past.
  • 2015 Delivered a lecture for the Alumni Association, Department of Russian on August 25, 2015.Title of Lecture: In search of the past.
  • 2015 Delivered a lecture at Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management, Ahmedabad on August 14, 2015. Title of the Lecture: Reading the past an archaeological exercise.
  • 2015 Delivered a lecture at the Electrical Research and Development Association, Government of Gujarat, Vadodara on May 1, 2015. Title of Lecture: Understanding the Dimensions of Ancient Technology: Application of Scientific Methods
  • 2014 Delivered a lecture at the Centre for Heritage Studies, Tripunithura on November 29, 2014. Title of Lecture: Perceiving Ancient Mind: A journey through Indian Rock Art. (Sponsored by IGNCA, New Delhi)
  • 2014 Delivered a lecture at UC College, Aluwaya, on November 29, 2014. Title of Lecture: The Archaeology of Ceramics.
  • 2014 Delivered a lecture at the Department of Archaeology, University of Exeter, UK on October 28, 2014. Title of Lecture: Ceramic Analaysis in India: Recent Trends.
  • 2014 Delivered a lecture at the Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, USA on October 21, 2014. Title of Lecture: Recent Developments in Ceramic Analaysis in India
  • 2013 Delivered a lecture to the Alumni Association of the Department of Architecture, faculty of Technology and Engineering, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on March 9, 2013. Title of Lecture: From Windsheilds to Mansions: Legacy of Harappan Architecture.
  • 2010 Delivered a lecture to the Alumni Association of Department of Chemistry, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on March 7, 2010. Title of Lecture: Applications of Material Sciences in Archaeological Studies.
  • 2010 Delivered a public lecture at the Department of History, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur as a UGC Visiting Fellow on March 3, 2010. Title of lecture: Various Dimensions of Ceramic Studies.In addition to this three lectures on Ceramic Analysis were given to post-graduate students of Archaeology
  • 2009Delivered a lecture to the students of RajastanVidyapeeth, Udaipur and Kyoto University, Kyoto at the archaeological excavation camp at Kanmir on February 23, 2009. Title of lecture: Beyond Wares and Shapes: Exploring the Dimensions of Ceramic Microstructure.
  • 2009 Delivered a Lecture to the visiting students of Heritage management and Archaeology, Indraprasta University, New Delhi on February 18, 2009. Title of Lecture: Applications of Scientific Methods in Artefact Analyses with special reference to Ceramics and Metals and their Cultural implications.
  • 2008 Delivered a Lecture at the Centre for Heritage Studies, Tripunithura Campus, Cochin University of Science and Technology on June 26. Title of Lecture: Dimensions of   Artefact Analyses through material Science Methods.
  • 2008 Delivered a Lecture to the visiting students of Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi at the Department of Archaeology, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara on August 12, 2008. Title of Lecture: Applications of Scientific Methods in Artefact Analyses with special reference to Ceramics and Metals and their Cultural implications.
  • 2007 Delivered a lecture at Anuradhapura organized by University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Title of Lecture: Ceramic Technology in ancient South Asia
  • 2006Delivered a lecture at Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, Nagpur University, Nagpur on September 14, 2006. Title of Lecture: Petrography of Ancient Indian Ceramics and its Cultural Implications.
  • 2006 Delivered a lecture at Anuradhapura organized by University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka on July 27, 2006. Title of Lecture: South Asian Ceramics
  • 2006 Delivered four lectures at the Department of Archaeology, Post-graduate Research Institute of Archaeology, Deccan College (Deemed to be a University), Pune as a UGC Visiting Fellow. Title of Lectures: Ceramic Analysis – An Introduction (March 21, 2006), Introduction to Ceramic Petrology (March 22, 2006), Ceramic Petrology: Methods, Applications and Limitations (March 23, 2006), Scientific Analysis of Ceramics and its Implications in Archaeology (March 24, 2006)
  • 2005 Delivered a lecture at Anuradhapura organized by University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Title of Lecture: Scientific Analyses of Ceramics: Its scope and future prospects
  • 2003 Delivered two Lectures at the Centre for Heritage Studies, Tripunithura Campus, Cochin University of Science and Technology. Title of Lectures: (1) Artefact Analyses and its interpretations, (2) Science based dating Methods in Archaeology.
  • 1995 Delivered a Lecture at Department of Scientific Research, British Museum Research Laboratory,London. Title of Lecture: Role of Rouletted Ware in Understanding Indian Ocean Trade.
 

(C)    Lectures Delivered in UGC Refresher Courses

 
  • 2009 April: Three lectures at the UGC refresher Course in History at the Academic Staff College, University of Allahabad, Allahabad

·       2003 October: Two lectures at the UGC Refresher Course in History at the Academic Staff College, University of Kerala, Trivandrum.

·       2002 Three lectures at the UGC Refresher Course in History at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

 
Publications
 
  1. Books
 
  • 2010 Krishnan, K., RukshanaNanji and AtushaIrani. Revisiting Buddhist Gujarat. Department of Tourism: Government of Gujarat. Pages 120
  • 1992 Hegde, K.T.M., K.K. Bhan, V.H. Sonawane, K. Krishnan and D.R. Shah.  Excavation at Nageswar, Gujarat, AHarappan shell working site on the Gulf of Kutch, (Monograph). Maharaja Sayajirao University Archaeology Series, 18, Baroda.
 

 
  1. Research Articles
 
  • Rajesh, S. V. And K. Krishnan. 2017. Roots of SorathHarappans: A Study Based on the Reanalysis of Ceramics from Padri and Its Surroundings in Gujarat, Western India. In (eds.) Manmohan Kumar and AkinoriUesugi, Harappan Studies: Recent Researches in South Asian Archaeology- Vol II, Aryan Books International: New Delhi, pp 83-101.
  • 2016 Oishi Roy and K. Krishnan. Understanding the Megalithic Landscape of Ubali, KalmeshwarTaluk, Nagpur District, Maharashtra. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology (4): 86-104.
  • 2015 Vrushab Mahesh, AbhijitDandekar, Mahesh Jambulingam and K. Krishnan. The Hero-stone Tradition and its Chronology in Hassan District, Karnataka. In (eds.) K.N. Dikshit, O.P. Tandon and S.S. Biswas, SwarajyaSmriti, Homage to Dr. S.P. Gupta- Vol: I, The Indian Archaeological Society: New Delhi, pp.302-311.
  • 2015 Rajesh, S.V., PrabhinSukumaran and K. Krishnan. Scenario of Chalcolithic Site Surveys in Gujarat. Pakistan Heritage, 7: 1-34.
  • 2015 Parth Chauhan, K. Krishnan, KetikaGarg, Shubham Pal, Bharti Singh and Avinandan Mukherjee. Revisiting the JoshipurRockshelter Complex (Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh). Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology (3): 105-127.
  • 2015 Krishnan, K. and R. Balvally. Assessing the Early Historic Indian Ocean Trade through Ceramics. In (ed) K.S. Mathew, Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris. New Perspectives on Maritime Trade. Manohar Publisher: New Delhi, pp. 225-261.
  • 2015 Morthekai, P., P.R. Chauhan, M. Jain, A.D. Shukla, H.M. Rajpara, K. Krishnan, D.A. Sant, R. Patnaik, D.V. Reddy, and A.K. Singhvi. Thermally re-distributed IRSL (RD-IRSL): A new possibility of datingsediments near B/M boundary. Quaternary Geochronology, Vol. 30, No. Part B, 2015: 154–160
  • 2014-15 Krishnan, K. and Vrushab Mahesh. Maritime Trade Centres along the Malabar Coast: A Reapprisal, in Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology 10-11: 84-94.
  • 2014 RohitaEswar, Vrushab Mahesh and K. Krishnan. ‘Iha’ to ‘Para’: A Hero’s Transitional Journey to the Other World From This World: Reading Veeragals of Hassan District, Karnataka. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 2 (2014): 108-124.
  • 2014 Krishnan, K. and S.V. Rajesh.  Ceramics. In (eds.) D.K. Chakraborty and MakhanLal, History ofAncient India, Vol – II: Protohistoric Foundations. Vivekananda International Foundation and Aryan Books International: New Delhi: 235-262
  • 2014 Rajesh, S. V. and K. Krishnan.  Chalcolithic Cultures of Gujarat (c. 3950 – 900 BCE): An Appraisal. Pracyabodha – Indian Archaeology and Tradition (Professor T.P. Verma Festschrift Volume I. B. R. Mani, Arvind K. Singh and Ravindra Kumar (eds.). B.R. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi: 194-205.
  • 2013 Coningham, R.A.E., PrishantaGunawardhana, GaminiAdhikari, K. Krishnan, Christopher Davis, Mark Manuel, UmangaRoshaniRammugoda, HarendralalNamalgamuwa, JayampathSenanayake and Ben Stern. Glazed and Unglazed Ceramics. In Robin Coningham and PrishantaGunawardhana, Anuradhapura Volume III: The Hinterland. BAR International Series: Oxford, U.K. : 229-331.
  • 2013 Rajesh, S. V., K. Krishnan, P. Ajithprasad and V. H. Sonawane.  Evaluating the Anarta Tradition in the Light of Material Culture from Loteshwar and Other Sites in Gujarat. Man and Environment XXXVIII (2):10-45.
  • 2013 Rajesh, S. V., K. Krishnan, P. Ajithprasad and Marco Madella.  Pre-Prabhas Assemblage from Gujarat, Western India. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 1: 181-209.
  • 2012 Rajesh, S. V. and K. Krishnan.  Archaeological Explorations around Padri, Bhavnagar District in Saurashtra, Gujarat, Western India. Pakistan Heritage IV : 87-107.
  • 2012 Krishnan, K., L.S. Rao(late), V. Vinod, Smitha S. Kumar, PrabhinSukumaran and Dilip Kumar Kushwaha. Petrography of Ceramics from Bhirrana: A Preliminary Study. Man and Environment. XXXVII (2): 18-27.
  • 2012 K. Krishnan and SikderMdZulkernineOn the Typology and Petrography of Wari-Bateswar Ceramics. Man and Environment. XXXVII (1): 42-50.
  • 2012 PrabhinSukumaran, C. Rajashekhar, Dhananjay A. Sant and K. Krishnan. Late Holocene Records from Lower Reaches of Narmada Valley, Western India. Journal Geological Society of India, 80, September:  403-408.
  • 2012 PrabhinSukumaran, Dhananjay A Sant, K Krishnan andGovindanRangarajan. High Resolution Facies record on Late Holocene Flood Plain Sediments from Lower reaches of  Narmada Valley, Western India. Journal Geological Society of India, 79, January: 41-52.
  • 2011 Coningham, R.A.E.  P. Gunawardhana, M.J. Manuel, G. Adikari, R.L. Young, A. Schmidt, K. Krishnan, I. Simpson, C.E. Davis and C.M. Batt 2011 Response to Goonatilake (SusanthaGoonatilake 2011 Social construction and deconstruction of a ‘theocracy’ Antiquity,  Vol. 85, September, No. 329, 1060-1065), Antiquity. Vol. 85, September, No. 329: 1065-1067.
  • 2011 Vinod, V., and K. Krishnan Potting skills: An ethnographic perspective. Man and EnvironmentXXXVI (1):88-91.
  • 2011 PrabhinSukumaran, Imtiyaz A. Parvez, Dhananjay A. Sant, GovindanRangarajan andK. Krishnan.Proï¬Âling of late Tertiary–early Quaternary surface in the lower reaches of Narmada valley using microtremors. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 41:  325–334.
  • 2010 Krishnan, K., B.R. Mani and Smitha S. Kumar. Tracing the Buddhist Ancestry of Kerala. In P. Gunawardhana, G. Adikari and R. Coningham (Eds.) SirinimalLakdusinghe Felicitation Volume, Neptune Publication, Battarmulla, Sri Lanka: 199-206.
  • 2008 Krishnan, K.And GaminiAdikari. Ceramic Analaysis of the Anuradhapura Hinterland. Archaeologia, 4:  42-59.
  • 2007 Robin Coningham, PrishantaGunawardhana, Mark Manuel, GaminiAdikari, MangalaKatugampola, Ruth Young, Armin Schmidt, K. Krishnan, Ian Simpson, Gerry McDonnel and Cathy Batt. The state of theocracy: Defining an early medieval hinterland in Sri Lanka. Antiquity, 81 (313): 699-719.
  • 2006 D.A. Sant, G. Rangarajan, K. Krishnan, N. Basavaiah, C. Pandya, M.Sharma and Y.Trivedi. Flood Plain Record of the Southwest Indian Monsoon During the Last Glacial. Man and Environment XXXI (2): 9-20.
  • 2005 Krishnan, K, I.C. Freestone and A. Middleton. Technology of ‘Glazed’ Reserved Slip Ware – A fine Ceramic of the Harappan Period. Archaeometry 47 (4): 691-703.
  • 2005 Krishnan, K. And KiranDimri. Exploration in the Lilka River basin in Saurashtra, Gujarat: A Preliminary Report. In K.K. Chakravarty and G.L. Badam (Eds.), River Valley Cultures of India, Indira Gandhi RashtriyaManavSangrahalaya, Bhopal and Aryan Books International, New Delhi: 199-204.

·       2005 Krishnan,K.And Kajal Shah. Beyond Wares and Shapes: Gaining a Petrographic Perspective on Ancient Indian Pottery. In Biswas, A.K. (Ed.) Science in Archaeology and Archaeomaterials., D.K. Printworld, New Delhi: 135-156.

  • 2004 Sonawane, V.H., P.Ajithprasad, K.K. Bhan, K. Krishnan, S. Prathapachandran, AbhijitMajumdar, Ajita K. Patel and Jaya Menon. Excavations at Bagasra – 1996-2003: A Preliminary Report. Man and Environment, XXVIII (2): 21-50.
  • 2004 Aniruddha S. Khadkikar and K. Krishnan. Human occupation and environmental change for the last 130,000 years in MainlandGujarat, western India. In Y. Yasuda and V. Shinde (Eds.), Monsoon and Civilization: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop of the Asian Lake Drilling Programme (ALDP), Lustre Press, Roli Books, New Delhi: 99-111.

·       2004 Sant, D.A., K. Krishnan, G. Rangarajan, N. Basavaiah, C. Pandya, M. Sharma and Y. Trivedi.  Characterization of flood plain and climatic change using multi-proxy records from the Mahi River basin, Mainland Gujarat. Journal of Indian Geophysical Union (Special Issue on Environmental Magnetism and Palaeomonsoons). Basavaiah, N and A.S. Khadkikar (Eds.), January 2004, Vol 8, No.1: 39-48.

·       2002 Krishnan, K. Studies in Harappan Technology: A Review, in Recent Studies in Indian Archaeology (K. Paddayya Ed.) Indian Council of Historical Research Monograph series 6: 349-366, MunshiramManoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi

  • 2002 Krishnan, K. A Survey of Ceramic Analysis with Special Reference to Pottery, in Indian Archaeology in Retrospect, Prehistory – Archaeology of South Asia (S. Settar and Ravi Korisettar Eds.), Vol. 1: 377-387, Manohar, New Delhi
  • 2000 Bhan, K.K., Nikita Mehta and K. Krishnan. An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Copper/Brass Working in Rajasthan, Western India. Man and Environment, Vol. XXV, No. 2:  35-49.
  • 1997Krishnan, K and R.A.E. Coningham. Microstructural Analysis of Samples of Rouletted Ware and Associated Pottery from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in South Asian Archaeology (R. Allchin and B. Allchin Eds.), Vol.. 2: 925-937, Oxford and IBH, New Delhi.
  • 1997 Krishnan, KScientific Analysis of Pottery and Their Cultural Implications, in Ancient Ceramics: Historical Enquiries and Scientific Approaches (P.C. Pant and V. Jayaswal Eds.): 177-196, Agam Kala Prakashan, Delhi.
  • 1994 Herman, C.F. and K. KrishnanMicaceous Red Ware: a Gujarat Proto-Historic Cultural Complex or just Ceramics?, in South Asian Archaeology 1993  (A. Parpola and P. Koskikallio Eds.),  Vol. I: 225-243, SuomalainenTiedeakatemia, Helsinki.
  • 1994Krishnan, K and Veena Rao A Study of Clay Paste Preparation Through Textural Analysis, South Asian Studies, 10: 113-117.
  • 1992 Krishnan, KAn Analysis of Decorative Pigments and Slips on Harappan Pottery from Gujarat, South Asian Studies, 8: 125-132.
  • 1990 Hegde, K.T.M., V.H. Sonawane, K.K. Bhan, Ajithprasad and K. Krishnan. Excavations at Nagwada, 1987-88: A Preliminary Report. In Adaptations and Other Essays  ( N.C. Ghosh and SubrataChakrabarty, Eds.): 191-195, Vishwabharati,  Santiniketan.
  • 1988 Hegde, K.T.M., V.H. Sonawane, D.R. Shah, K.K. Bhan, Ajithprasad, K. Krishnan and S. Prathapachandran.  Excavation at Nagwada: A Preliminary Report. Man and Environment, XII: 55-65.
  • 1988 Krishnan, K and K.T.M. Hegde Chemical and Petrographic Studies in Pottery of Harappa Culture in Gujarat, Journal of the M.S. University of Baroda (Humanities), 1986-87, XXXV-XXXVI (1): 27-56.
  • 1986 Karanth, R.V., K. Krishnan and K.T.M. Hegde. Petrography of Ancient Indian Lime Plaster. Journal of Archaeological Science, 13: 543-551.
 
Book Review
 
·       2004 Krishnan, K.Indian Archaeology in Retrospect (4 volumes) (S. Settar and Ravi Korisettar Eds.) Indian Council of Historical Research and Manohar 2002. Man and EnvironmentXXIX(2): 123-125.
 
Other Articles
 

·       2003 Krishnan, K. Contributions of Professor K.T.M. Hegde to Indian Archaeology: An Appreciation, Pathik (Special Issue on Field Archaeologists and Historians of Gujarat). BharatiShelat and S. Brahmbhatt (Eds.). Vol. 10,11&12, July-August-September: 14-19.

 

Publications in Press

 
  • Krishnan, K. (in press) Microstructural Analyses of Harappan Ceramics from Gujarat, India. In J.M. Kenoyer(Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on‘Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Pakistan and Adjacent Regions’, held in Islamabad, 2012 . Wisconsin University: Madison.
  • Krishnan, K. (2013) A note on Quantification in Indian Archaeology: Need (?) and Caution (!). In (Pranab K. Chathopadhyay Ed.)
 
 

 
Seminars/ Conferences Participated/ Attended
 
  • 2017 Presented a paper entitled, “Indus Ceramic Industries: An investigation into their Complexities”, in the National Conference in “Archaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklores of the North-east India” at Rajiv Gandhi University, Central University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh from 20th-22nd April, 2017.
  • 2017 Delivered the Keynote Address entitled, “Contextualizing the Past” in the International Seminar on Field Archaeology organized by the Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram on January 16, 2017.
  • 2016 Presented a paper entitled, Form, Function and Fabric: the Archaeology of Ceramics, National Seminar on “Archaeology: New Trends and Perspectives”, jointly organized by St. Mary’s College, Trissur and Archaeological Survey of India, Thrissur Circle at Thrissur on September 27, 2016.
  • 2016Presented a paper (Jointly with K. Krishnan and RohithaEswer) entitled, Perceiving the Veeragal Tradition in Hassan District, Karnataka, in the International Conference on Archaeology of Burials, Organized by the Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, held at Thiruvananthapuram during 11-13th January, 2016.
  • 2015 Presented a paper (jointly with Parth R. Chauhan) entitled Recent prehistoric Surveys in Sehore and Hoshangabad Districts of Madhya Pradesh (2014-15) in the annual conference of IAS, ISPQS and IHCS in Hyderabad, 17th to 20th December 2015.
  • 2015 Presented a poster (jointly with Rajesh S.V., Bhanu Prakash Sharma and PrabhinSukumaran) entitled Field investigations in Bhal Region, Gujarat in the one day seminar on New perspectives on Pre-and Protohistory in India in Pune, 18th August 2015.
  • 2014 Presented a paper (jointly with Sneh Patel) entitled Microstructural Analysis of ‘Glazed’ Reserved Slip Ware from Kutch, Gujarat in the Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, 17th to 18th October 2014.
  • 2014 Presented a paper (jointly with P.R. Chauhan, R. Patnaik and D.A. Sant) entitled Prehistoric Investigations in the Central Narmada Basin in the Pre Conference Session of the Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, 16th October 2014.
  • 2014 Presented a paper jointly with (P. Sukumaran, D.A. Sant, G. Rangarajan and N. Basavaiah) entitled Fluvial Responses during Little Ice Age; Evidences from South-west Indian Monsoon Rivers in the  XIX INQUA Congress 'Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization', in Nagoya, Japan, 27th July – 2nd August, 2015. 
  • 2014 Presented a poster (jointly with S.V. Rajesh, Bhanu Prakash Sharma and PrabhinSukumaran) entitled Archaeological Explorations Around Lothal in Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, Western India in the National Seminar on Indian Heritage Perspectives and Prospects jointly organized by the Government of Gujarat and The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar from 10th to 11th January 2014.
  • 2013 Presented a paper (jointly with S.V. Rajesh, P. Ajithprasad and Marco Madella) entitled Pre-Prabhas Assemblage from Gujarat, Western India in the International Conference entitled Harappan and Regional Chalcolithic Cultures of Greater Indus Region: An International Conference on Indus Civilization organized by the Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala at Kazhakuttom, Thiruvananthapuram from 25th to 27th November 2013.
  • 2013 Presented a paper (jointly with Vrushab Mahesh) entitled, “Deducing beliefs on post death phenomena: integrating and interpreting the intangibles. In the Seventh World Archaeological Congress, the Dead Sea, Jordan, January 13-18, 2013.
  • 2013 Presented a paper (jointly with Vrushab Mahesh) entitled, “Virakal Tradition: Indoctrination of Ideals”. In the Seventh World Archaeological Congress, the Dead Sea, Jordan, January 13-18, 2013.
  • 2013 Organized and chaired a special session entitled, “Archaeology of Death and the Dead” (Session 4.2C and 4.3C) at the Seventh World Archaeological Congress, the Dead Sea, Jordan, January 13-18, 2013.
  • 2012 Presented a paper (jointly with S.V. Rajesh and P. Ajithprasad) entitled, “Evaluating the Anarta Tradition in the light of material culture from Loteshwar and other sites in Gujarat, Western India” in the joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian History and Culture Society and National Seminar on “Archaeology and Cultural Diversity, the maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, November 22-24, 2012.
  • 2012 Organizing Secretary, Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian History and Culture Society and National Seminar on “Archaeology and Cultural Diversity, the maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, November 22-24, 2012.
  • 2012 Presented a paper (jointly with Parth R. Chauhan) entitled, The archaeology of agro-pastoralism in the Indian Subcontinent: Status, Problems and Future Directions. In the International seminar on Agro-pastoralism organized by the Archaeological Survey of India from September 8-10, 2012.
  • 2012Presented a paper (jointly with S.V. Rajesh, Andrea L. Balbo and ShakirUllah) entitled “Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Chalcolithic Sites in Gujarat, Western Indiain theInternational Conference on Rediscovering the Silk Route jointly organized by the Department of Archaeology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Pakistan and Higher Education Department Islamabad at Garden Campus, Hazara University Mansehra, from 5th-7th September, 2012.
  • 2012 Presented a paper (Jointly with S.V. Rajesh and Andrea L. Balbo) entitled “Chronological Synopsis of Chalcolithic Gujarat: Indications from Chronometric and Relative Dates of Excavated Sites”, in the ICHR Sponsored International Seminar on Harappan Sites in Western India (Gujarat) organized by the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Deemed University, Pune at Pune from 22nd – 24th March, 2012.
  • 2012 Presented a paper entitled, “Scientific Analysis of Ancient Indian Ceramics”, Indo-UK Royal Society Seminar, Exeter, UK, March 7-9.
  • 2012 Presented a paper in the International Conference on Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Pakistan and Adjoining Regions, Islamabad, Pakistan, January 5-8.
  • 2011 Presented a paper in the International Seminar on the Portuguese and the Dutch in Maritime Malabar with Special Reference to Cochin, December 8-12.
  • 2011 Presented a paper (Jointly with S.V. Rajesh) entitled, “New Insights on Padri Ware: A Regional Chalcolithic Ceramic Type from Padri in Saurashtra, Gujarat”, in the Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS and IHCS organized by Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram and Archaeological Survey of India, Thrissur Circle, Thrissur at Thiruvananthapuram from 11th -13th November 2011.
  • 2011 Presented a paper (Jointly with Oishi Roy and R.K. Mohanty) entitled, “Glorification of Death as represented through Megalithism: with special reference to the Early Iron Age Culture of Vidarbha, Maharashtra”, in the Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS and IHCS organized by Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram and Archaeological Survey of India, Thrissur Circle, Thrissur at Thiruvananthapuram from 11th -13th November 2011.
  • 2011 presented a paper (Jointly with Smitha S. Kumar) entitled “Maldives Islands: Antiquity of Trade and Polity” at the First biennial Conference of International Association for Asian Heritage(IAAH), at Colombo Sri Lanka on 7 and 8 April, 2011.
  • 2011Participated in the first International Conference of International Association of Asian Heritage at Colombo, Sri Lanka as its Vice President, April 6-8, 2011and also delivered presidential speech.
  • 2010 Presented a paper (Jointly with S.V. Rajesh) entitled, “Micaceous Red Ware: A Regional Chalcolithic Ceramic Tradition in Gujarat (?), Western India”, in the National Conference on Recent Advances in Indian Archaeology, organized by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Faculty of Arts, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda under the UGC-DRS-SAP-II Programme at Vadodara from 3-4 December 2010.
  • 2010 Presented a paper in the 3rd International Seminar of Society of South Asian Archaeologists, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, August 20-21, 2010
  • 2010 Organzied (Coordinator) an International Seminar on Buddhist Heritage, Gujarat at Baroda,January 15-17, 2010
  • 2009 Presented a paper in the Seminar on Indian Archaeology: Recent Advances and New Trends organised during the Joint Annual Conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, Allahabad, December 14-17, 2009
  • 2009 Presented a paper in the National Seminar on materials technology in Ancient India, organised by the Indian Institute of Metals, Pune Chapter, Pune March 20-21, 2009
  • 2008 Presented a paper in the Thirteenth Annual Seminar on the theme, “Use of Quantitative Methods in Indian Archaeology”, organised by Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training in Eastern India (CASTEI), Kolkata, November 5-7, 2008
  • 2007  Presented a paper in the International Conference on Ancient Technology,  organized by the HIST forum at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Banarus Hindu University, Varanasi, January 23-26, 2007
  • 2005  Presented a paper in the annual conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists at the British Museum, London, July 4-8, 2005
  • 2001 Organized the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, November 22-24, 2001, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Also introduced the theme “Ancient Technology” in the seminar and acted as Co-ordinator of the theme session.
  • 2001 Presented paper in the 2nd International Workshop of Asian Lake Drilling Programme (ALDP) on “Monsoon and Civilization”, January 15-19, 2001, Pune, India.
  • 1999  Attendeded the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, Deccan College, Pune
  • 1998Presented paper in the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, November 14-16, 1998, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.
  • 1998 Attended International Geological Correlation Programme on “Desert Margins and Palaeomonsoons of the northern Hemisphere Old World: 1,35,000 years to the present, November 17-20, 1998, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.
  • 1998Presented paper in the National seminar on “River Valley Cultures”, conducted by the Indira Gandhi RashtriyaManavSangrahalaya, September 21-24, 1998, Bhopal.
  • 1997Attended the national symposium on “Drainage Evolution of Northwestern India with Particular Reference to the Lost Saraswati”, sponsored by the Geological Society of India, December 6-8, 1997, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara.
  • 1996 Presented paper in the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, November 1996, Institute of Archaeology, New Delhi.
  • 1995 Presented paper in the Thirteenth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, July 1995, Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge, U.K.
  • 1991 Attended International Seminar on Archaeological Stones, November 1991, British Museum, London, U.K.
  • 1990 Presented paper in the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric And Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, November 1990, Kanyakumari.
  • 1984 Presented paper in the annual conference of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, November, 1984, Gauwahati (Assam).
  • 1983 Presented paper in the International Conference on “Recent Advances in Indian Archaeology”, conducted by the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Indian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society, December, 1983, Pune.
 

 
Workshops
 
  • 2016 Participated as a resource person in the workshop on Ceramics and Lithics at Allahabad museum and delivered five lectures, November 9 to 11, 2016.
  • 2016 Participated as a resource person in the workshop at RashtrasantTukdoji Maharashtra Nagpur University, Nagpur on Radimetric Systems of Age Determination and Their Role in Archaeology, January 5 to 7, 2016
  • 2015 Participated as a resource person in the international workshop at the maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda on Commodity, Resource or Heirloom? Investigating the Social, Economic and Ethical Values of Cultural Heritage. Organized by the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and Department of Archaeology, Durham University. Funded by the British Council under the Knowledge Economy Partnership, September 30, 2015. (Also acted as one of the Co-ordinators)
  • 2015 Participated as resource person in the workshop at Durham University, UK on “IAS Workshop: Revisiting Durham’s World Heritage”, sponsored by the British Council and UNESCO, March 12, 2015.
  • 2015 Participated as resource person in the workshop at University of Leicester, UK on “Migration Stories: South Asian Histories and Cultures in Leicester”, sponsored by the British Council, March 4 and 5, 2015.
  • 2015 Participated as resource person in the workshop at Kathmandu, Nepal on “Results of First Season’s Activities and Social and Economic Impact of World Heritage Site”, January 6, 2015.
  • 2014 Participated as a resource person in the workshop held at the Institute of Archaeology, Delhi on “Ceramic Technology” November 24 and 25, 2014.
  • 2014 Participated as a Resource Person in the Workshop held at Oman on Shared Cultural Heritage: Oman, India and Pakistan, April 9-10, 2014.
  • 2013 Participated as a Resource Person in the informal meeting by invitation on the proposed Centre for Archaeological Sciences at IIT, Ganfhinagar, Gujarat , April 20, 2013.
  • 2013 Participated in discussion meeting organized by TIFR (by invitation) on using carbon tuned AMS (CAMS), Mumbai University, April 9-10, 2013
  • 2012 Participated as a Resource Person in the workshop on Ceramic Analysis, Archaeological Survey of India, Government of India, New Delhi, August 25.
  • 2012 Participated as a Resource person in the Workshop on Indian Archaeology, Epigraphy and Ancient History, IIT, Gandhinagar, August 23-24.
  • 2011 Participated as a Resource Person in the Mini Workshop "Future of the Past", Mangalore, November 22-26, 2011, by International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
  • 2011Participated as a Resource Person in the National Field Workshop on Intangible Heritage of Kerala, June 22-27, 2011, at SreeSankara Sanskrit University, Kalady. Organised by National Museum of Natural History, New Delhi, Sreesankara Sanskrit University, Kalady, Department of Forest, Government of Kerala, Kerala Kalamandalam, Cheruthuruthy, MoozhikkulamSala, Moozhikkulam
  • 2010 Participated as Resource Person in the International Workshop on “Out of Africa” held at Oxford on October 29-30, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • 2010 Participated as a Resource Person in the National Workshop on Archaeological Science, July 17-18, 2010, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi and presented an overall view of ceramic studies in India through a lecture, titled, “Generating a Petrological Perception on Indian Ceramics”
  • 2006Participated as a Resource Person in the field workshop on Geoarchaeology and Human Response to Landscape Evolution, October 13 to 15, 2006, Anna University, Chennai.
  • 2006 Participated as Resource Person in “the third workshop of the Upper MalwatuOya Exploration Project – 2006” and led a discussion on ‘Decoding Ceramic and Cultural Diversities’, August 4, 2006, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • 2005 Participated as Resource Person in “the second workshop of the Upper MalwatuOya Exploration Project – 2005” and led a discussion on ‘Conventional Archaeological Dating of the Ceramics from Anuradhapura and its adjacent areas’, August 8, 2005, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • 2003 Participated as Resource Person in a workshop on “Harappan Culture in Gujarat”, December 11-12, 2004, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
  • 1994 Participated as Resource Person in a workshop on “Ancient Ceramics: Historical Enquiries and Scientific Approaches”, November 18-19, 1994, Banarus Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • 1993 Participated as Resource Person in a workshop on “Harappans in Gujarat”, July, 1993, Deccan College, Pune.