Conferences and Workshops

2020 Craft and Sustainability in South Asia, Shiv Nadar University, Great Noida, Uttar Pradesh. 05-06 March
Paper: Glass Crafts of South India: Passing Air through Glass

2019 Borneo International Beads Conference, Kuching, Malaysia. 03-07 October
Paper: Chevron and Millefiorie in India

2019 International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019), Boston. 09-14 June
Paper: Mapping Kapadwanj Glass: Holding Mirror to the Last Surviving Traditional Tank Furnace in India

2019 Conference-cum-workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, IIT Gandhinagar. 21-25 January
Papers: 1. Glass in Ancient Indian Texts vis-à-vis Archaeology
           2. Glass Crafts in Northern India

2019 Winter School “Beads and Seals: Technologies” – Padua University. 14-18 January
Papers: 1. Beads: Naga Society and culture
           2. Agate Beads Industries of Khambat (Gujarat, India): Tradition and Change (with J.M. Kenoyer, K.K. Bhan and M. Vidale)

2018 Society of American Archaeology 83rd Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 11-15 April
Paper: Pushing Boundaries in the Scientific Investigation of Glass: A New Project to Source Ancient Indian Glass (with L. Dussubieux, T. Fenn and S. Abraham)

2018 Maritime Archaeology with Special Reference to Indian Ocean countries & 10th Biannual Conference of Society for Marine Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. 06-09 February
Paper: Ocean and the Nagas

2017 U Thong: The Ancient Transcontinental Entrepot?, Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Public Organization) - DASTA and Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand. 09-13 March
Paper: Production and Use of Indo-Pacific Beads

2017 Field Archaeology, Kerala University, Thiruvanthapuram. 16-19 January
Paper: Glass in Ancient India: An archaeological, Literature and Ethnographic Evaluation

2016 Oral Traditions: Continuity and Transformations Northeast India and South East Asia, Shillong, Meghalaya, INTACH, Ambedkar University (New Delhi) and Lady Keane College (Shillong). 01-04 February
Paper: Contextualizing the Museum Collections and Oral Tradition: The Nagas

2015 Short term course-cum-workshop on History, Science and Technology of Stone Beads, IIT Gandhinagar. 10-14 August
Paper: Transitions in the Stone Bead-making at Khambat: An Ethnohistorical Survey

2014 International Seminar on Archaeology and Languages and Joint Annual Conferences of Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) & Indian History and Culture Society (IHCS), Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune. 06-09 October
Paper: Mapping Indo-Pacific Beads vis-à-vis Papanaidupet

2013 Workshop on ‘Indian Ocean Exchange and the Archaeology of Technology: Personal Adornment Assemblages from Pattanam Excavations’, British Museum and Kerala Council for Historical Research. 15-19 August
Papers: 1. Glass and Glass Bead producers and users of India,
           2. History of Glass in India and Excavations at Kopia, and
           3. The Naga Grave Adornments

2012 Anneliese Maier Research Award / Awards Ceremony and Colloquium at Heidelberg University. 12-15 September
Paper: An Enquiry into the History and Culture of the Nagas through the Objects in Museums in Germany

2011 Borneo International Beads Conference, Kuching, Malaysia. 07-10 October
Paper: Ornaments of the Dead among the Nagas

2010 39th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. 14-17 October
Paper: Burial Practices among the Nagas in Transition

2007 21st International Congress on Glass, Strasbourg, France. 01-07 July
Paper: Antiquity of Glass in India: Excavations at Kopia

2007 5th EUROSEAS Conference, Naples, Italy. 12-14 September
Paper: Representation of Ethnographic Reality through Line Drawings and Sketches of the Nagas

2007 International Bead and Beadwork Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. 22-25 November
Paper: Impact of Social and Political Change on the Use of Beads among the Konyaks

2005 World Archaeological Inter-Congress on Use and Abuse of Archaeology for Indigenous People, Auckland University, Auckland. 08-12 November
Paper: Collection of Naga Cultural Objects in Colonial Period: Was it Looting?

2003 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C., USA. 21-26 June
Paper: Indian Ocean and Tribal Ornaments

2002 17th Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. 09–15 September
Paper: Indian Ocean and the Naga Ornaments

2020 National Seminar on Maritime Trade and Technology, IGNCA-Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. 02-03 March
Paper: Indo-Pacific Bead Technology at Papanaidupet: The Last Nucleus of Indian Maritime Trade and Heritage Crafts Centre

2016 Panel Discussion on Critical Role of Pattanam Site in the First Trans-Oceanic Exchanges of the Old World (3rd c BCE to 5th c CE). Kerala Council for Historical Research during 77th session of Indian History Congress. 29-30 December
Presentation: Defining Stages of Glass Bead Production: Pattanam

2016 The Nagas. Organised by IIT Gandhinagar. 15 September
Paper: Ornaments of the Dead among the Nagas

2016 INTACH-IIC Research Colloquium, India International Centre, New Delhi. 30 April
Paper: Mapping Purdalpur: The Final Stage of one of the most Predominant Glass Bead Industry of the World

2015 National Seminar on Cultural Heritage of Nagaland, Kohima Science College, Kohima, Nagaland. 29-30 September
Paper: The German Anthropologists on the Naga Hills

2015 Workshop on Maritime Gujarat and Western Indian Ocean, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar. 19 January
Paper: Indo-Pacific Beads: The Signature of Maritime Trade

2014 National Conference on Quaternary Climate Change: New Approaches and Emerging Challenges. 15-16 December
Paper: Glass in Ancient India: An Archaeological and Literature Investigations (Excavations at Kopia)

2014 Workshop on Archaeometallurgy and Archaeology, Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar. 08-09 December

2013 Seminar Celebrating the Discovery of a Handaxe at Pallavaram on May 30 1863 by Robert Bruce Foote, Deccan College, Pune. 30 May

2013 8th National Conference on Marine Archaeology of Indian Ocean Countries, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. 01-02 July
Paper: Oceanic Elements among the Nagas

2011 Participated in the Mini Workshop on ‘Future of the Past’ organized by the Mangalore by International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). 22-26 November

2009 Bhabha Fellowship Conclave at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. 20-22 November
Paper: Burial Practices among the Nagas

2009 National Seminar on ‘Cultures of the North East India: Ethnic & Archaeological Background’, Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkata. 05-07 November
Paper: Collection of Naga Cultural Objects in Colonial Period: Was it Looting?

2008 Joint Annual Conferences of Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) & Indian History and Culture Society (IHCS), and, National Seminar on Buddhism in Orissa; Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar. 29-31 December
Paper: Kopia India’s first Glass Making Site: Dating and Chemical Analysis

2007 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, Seminar on Art and Architecture of Chhattisgarh; Directorate of Culture & Archaeology, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur. 01-04 December
Paper: Excavations at Kopia 2004-06

2006 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS; School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior & State Archaeology, Museums and Archives, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. 02-05 December
Paper: Excavation at Kopia: 2006

2006 National Seminar on ‘Globalization, State, Civil Society and Indian People with Special Focus on tribals, Weaker and poor Sections’; the Indian Social Science Association, Agra. 16-19 September
Paper: Repatriation of Naga Cultural Artefacts to Naga Hills

2006 National Seminar on ‘Studies on the Ganges Civilization: the Shifting Paradigms’; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 10-12 February
Paper: Antiquity of Glass in India: Excavations at Kopia

2005 Joint Conference of Place Names Society of India, Epigraphical Society of India, and, IAS, ISPQS & IHCS; M.H. Krishna Institute of Indology, Bangalore. 15-18 Dec.
Paper: Antiquity Trafficking of the Naga Cultural Materials

2004 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on the Archaeology of the Ganga Plain; Directorate of Archaeology, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh & Folk and Tribal Arts and Culture Society, Lucknow. 28-31 December
Paper: Excavation at Kopia: Preliminary Report

2002 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on Maritime Heritage of India; State Institute of Archaeology, Art History, Conservation and Museology, Hill Palace Thripunithura, Ernakuklam. 19-22 December

2002 National Seminar on ‘Ethnoarchaeology in India – Methodology, Problems and Prospects’; Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India, Kolkata. 23-25 November
Paper: Furnace Wound Beads: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach

2002 Participated in the National Workshop on ‘Computer Application in Archaeology: New Opportunities’; HNB Garhwal University. 18-19 October

2001 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on Ancient Technology; Dept. of Ancient Indian History & Archaeology, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadadora. 22-24 November
Paper: Glass Beads in India: Lamp Winding & Moulding Techniques

2000 National Seminar on 'Tribal Culture in Transition'; Utkal University of Culture, and Centre of Language Study, Mysore, held at Bhubaneswar. 25-26 March
Paper: Ornaments of the Bondos in Transition

2000 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on the ‘Indus Valley Civilization’; National Museum, New Delhi. 01-03 December

1999 Joint Annual Conference of IAS, ISPQS & IHCS, and, National Seminar on the ‘Significance of Site Formation Processes Research in Indian Archaeology’; Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune. 27-30 December
Paper: Glass Beads in Indian Archaeology: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach 

Submitted (A. Sumi, A.K. Kanungo, C. Smith and N. Choksi) A Potential Synergy between Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development Targets: an insight on Naga Burial Sites

Accepted (A.K. Singh, A.K. Kanungo and A. Arora) Metallographic Analyses of Iron finds from Ambal, in Archaeology of the Lower Kaveri Valley: Excavation at Ambal, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nādu 2015-16 (V. Selvakumar Ed.). Thanjavur: Tamil University.

2021 Traditional Bead and Bangle Crafts in India, in Ancient Glass of South Asia - Archaeology, Ethnography and Global Connection (A.K. Kanungo and L. Dussubieux Eds.), pp. 101-149. Singapore: Springer Nature. ISBN 9789811636554 / 9789811636585. Doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-3656-1_4

2021 Glass in Indian Archaeology, Ancient Literature, Historical Records and Colonial Accounts, in Ancient Glass of South Asia - Archaeology, Ethnography and Global Connection (A.K. Kanungo and L. Dussubieux Eds.), pp. 227-257. Singapore: Springer Nature. ISBN 9789811636554 / 9789811636585. Doi: 10.1007/978-981-16-3656-1_9

2021 (A.K. Kanungo, C. Kulkarni, V. Ingle and O. Roy) Northern Black Polished Ware in Indian Archaeology: A Study of Spatial and Chronological Distribution, Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (C. Smith Ed.). Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_3555-1
Switzerland AG. ISBN 9783319517261

2017 Transitions in the Stone Bead-making at Khambat: An Ethnohistorical Survey, in Stone Beads of South and Southeast Asia: Archaeology, Ethnography and Global Connections (A.K. Kanungo Ed.), pp. 191-222. Gandhinagar / New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar / Aryan Books International. ISBN 9788173055850 & 9788173055874

2014 Who Owns the Ethno-Cultural Past: Cultural Objects of the Nagas in Far off Museums, in 50 Years after Daojali-Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma (T. Jamir and M. Hazarika Eds.), pp. 488-502. New Delhi: Research India Press. ISBN 9788189131906

2013 30 papers on, Rationale for Excavating Kopia (pp. 1-17); Trench Layout, Datum & Contour of Kopia, pp. 22-24; (A.K. Kanungo and V.N. Misra) Radiocarbon Chronology of Kopia, pp. 33-43; Structures at Kopia, pp. 54-71; (A.K. Kanungo, V. Shinde and A. Kulkarni) Description of Kopia Pottery, pp. 72-143; (A.K. Kanungo and A. Kulkarni) Statistical Analysis of Kopia Pottery, pp. 144-199; (A.K. Kanungo and V. Shinde) Intact Pots from Kopia, pp. 200-214; (V.N. Misra, M.K. Dhavalikar and A.K. Kanungo) Terracotta Figurines from Kopia, 257-306; (S.P. Gupta, B.R. Mani and A.K. Kanungo) Stamps, Seals and Sealings from Kopia, pp. 326-330; Glass Beads & Bangles from Kopia, pp. 331-343; (L. Dussubieux and A.K. Kanungo) Trace Element Analysis of Glass from Kopia, pp. 360-366; Stone Beads from Kopia, pp. 367-369; Terracotta Beads & Bangles from Kopia, pp. 384-392; (P. Gullapalli and A.K. Kanungo) Metal Artifacts from Kopia, pp. 393-401; Stone Artifacts from Kopia, pp. 402-407; Bone Artifacts from Kopia, pp. 408-409; Ear Ornaments/Studs from Kopia, pp. 410-412; Copper Bracelets from Kopia, p. 413; Skin Scrubbers from Kopia, pp. 414-415; Rattles from Kopia, pp. 416-418; Lamps from Kopia, pp. 419-421; Wheels from Kopia, pp. 422-424; Discs from Kopia, pp. 425-426; Sling Balls from Kopia, pp. 427-429; Dabbers from Kopia, pp. 430-431; Terracotta Pestles from Kopia, pp. 432-434; Tuyeres from Kopia, p. 435; Tiles from Kopia, pp. 436-437; Miscellaneous Artifacts from Kopia, pp. 438-441; and Discussions on Kopia Excavation, pp. 442-460, in Glass in Ancient India: Excavations at Kopia (A.K. Kanungo Ed.). Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Council for Historical Research. ISBN 8185499462

2012 Virendra Nath Misra: Archaeologist and Human Being, in Studies in Prehistory and Ethnoarchaeology of South Asia (in honour of V.N. Misra) (A.K. Kanungo Ed.), pp. 1-32. New Delhi: Research India Press. ISBN 9788189131579

2010 Antiquity of Glass in India: Excavations at Kopia, in Archaeology of the Ganga Basin: Paradigm Shift (V. Tripathi and P. Upadhyay Eds.), pp. 451-476. New Delhi: Sharada Publishing House, India. ISBN 9788188934652

2009 Annotated Bibliography of Dr. S.P. Gupta’s Research Publications, in Dr. S.P. Gupta: An Academic and Human Profile (V.N. Misra and A.K. Kanungo Eds.), pp. 20-84. Pune: Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, India. ISBN 9788190833004

2008 Glass in India, in Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-western Cultures, Alpha – G, Part 7 (H. Selin Ed.), pp. 1023-1033. Springer.
Netherlands. ISBN 9781402044250

2007 Impact of Social and Political Change on the use of Beads among the Konyaks, in Proceeding of International Bead and Beadwork Conference (J. Allen and V. Hector Eds.), pp. 121-136. Istanbul: Rezan Has Museum, Turkey. ISBN 9789758919321

2006 Glass Bead Production Centres: An Ethnoarchaeological Assessment, in Past and Present Ethnoarchaeology in India (G. Sengupta, S. Roychoudhury and S. Som Eds.), pp. 411-27 & 14 colour plates. New Delhi / Kolkata: Pragati Publishers / CASTEI, India. ISBN 8173071039

2005 Virendra Nath Misra: Archaeologist and Human Being, in Gurudakshina: Facets of Indian Archaeology (Essays presented to Prof. V.N. Misra) (A.K. Kanungo Ed.), pp. 1-30. Oxford, U.K. ISBN 9781407300696

2003 Folk Dance in the Season of Fairs and Festivals amongst Juangs, in Fairs & Festivals of Indian Tribes (R. Tribhuwan Ed.), pp. 201-207. New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House, India. ISBN 8171416403 

2010 Sila Tripathi 2009. Maritime Archaeology for Beginners. New Delhi: Kaveri Books. Man and Environment 35(1): 123-24.
Pune, India. ISSN 02580446; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 203

2008 Giovanni Verardi 2007. Excavations at Gotihawa and Pipri, Kapilbastu District, Nepal. IsIAO – ROMA. Man and Environment 33(1): 141-43.
Pune, India. ISSN 02580446; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 203 

2019 (A.K. Kanungo and M. Trivedi) History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 7: 1031-1050.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. ISSN 23475463; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 100

2019 (A.K. Kanungo and M. Trivedi) Meeting Report: Ancient Indian Glass, Current Science 117(3): 355-358.
Bangalore, India. ISSN 113891; Impact Factor 0.756

2019 (A.K. Kanungo and M. Trivedi) Conference cum Workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, IIT-Gandhinagar, The Bead Forum 74: 4-5.
Russellville, Arkansas, USA. ISSN 08298727

2019 (A.K. Kanungo and M. Trivedi) Report on Conference cum Workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, held at IIT-Gandhinagar, Man and Environment 44(1): 114-116.
Pune, India. ISSN 02580446; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 203

2019 (A.K. Kanungo and M. Trivedi) Report on Conference cum Workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, held at IIT-Gandhinagar, Journal of Geological Society of India 94: 105-107.
Bengaluru, India. ISSN 00167622; Impact Factor 0.899

2019 (A.K. Kanungo and M. Trivedi) Report on Conference cum Workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, held at IIT-Gandhinagar, International Commission on Glass. Madrid, Spain.
http://www.icglass.org/news_article/?id=2061&news=ancient_indian_glass

2015 (A.K. Kanungo, M. Trivedi and S. Madan) Short Term Course cum workshop on History, Science and Technology of Stone Beads (10-14 August 2015): A Report, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 3: 770‐783.
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. ISSN 23475463; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 100

2015 (A.K. Kanungo, M. Trivedi and S. Madan) Workshop Report: Short Term Course-cum-workshop on History, Science & Technology of Stone Beads 10-14 August 2015, Man and Environment 40(2): 107-108.
Pune, India. ISSN 02580446; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 203

2004 (A.K. Kanungo and V.N. Misra) Excavation at Kopia, District Sant Kabir Nagar, Indian Archaeology 2003-04 A Review, pp. 305-311.
New Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India. 

Obituary (1)

2002 Peter Francis Jr. (1945-2002), Man and Environment 27(2): 123-126.
Pune, India. ISSN 02580446; UGC CARE (Arts & Humanities) List Sr. No. 203 

Popular Interviews (5)

2016 The right to our Cultural Past, The Morung Express, 2nd December.
2016 More than 2 Lakh Naga Artefacts at Museums across the World, Eastern Mirror, 2nd December.
2015 Need of Hour: Improving Higher Education, DNA, 12th May.
2007 Naga Culture and British Policy for Cultural Property Looting, Nagaland Post, 23rd- - 25th November.
2007 Naga Sanskruti Ani Britishanche Kraurya, Lokmat, 22nd April.

General Editor (14)

Editor, South Asian Archaeology Series, British Archaeological International Reports. UK: Oxford. Following fourteen books are published under my editorship:

2011 Shahida Ansari Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns of South-Central Ganga Valley. ISBN: 9781407308067

2011 Mala Malla The Archaeology, Art and Ethnography of Nepalese Bronzes. ISBN: 9781407307664

2010 Abdullah Ali Ashraf Stone Age Traditions of Meghalaya: A Study of Variation and Continuity. ISBN: 9781407307206

2009 Shahnaj Husne Jahan Abhijñān: Studies in South Asian Archaeology and Art History of Artefacts. ISBN: 9781407304588

2009 Marco Mitri An Outline of the Neolithic Culture of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya, India: An Archaeological Investigation. ISBN: 9781407304632
• Reviewed in Puratattva 40: 254-256, 2010 by Manjil Hazarika

2008 Malti Nagar Hunter-Gatherer in North and Central India: An Ethnoarchaeological Study. ISBN 9781407302089
• Reviewed in Man and Environment 35(1): 124-126, 2010 by Shereen Ratnagar
• Reviewed in Puratattva 38: 268-270, 2008 by V.N. Misra

2007 Seema J. Pawankar Man and Animal Relationship in Early Farming Communities of Western India, With Special Reference to Inamgaon. ISBN: 9781407300627

2007 Sukanya Sharma Celts, Flakes and Bifaces- The Garo Hills Story. ISBN: 9781407300689

2007 Alok Kumar Kanungo Gurudakshina: Facets of Indian Archaeology Part II (Essays presented to Prof. V.N. Misra). ISBN 9781841717234
• Reviewed in Eastern Anthropologist 63(2): 297-299, 2010 by J.N. Pal
• Reviewed in Man and Environment 33(1): 140-141, 2008 by D.P. Agrawal

2006 S. Swayam Invisible People: Pastoral Life in Proto-Historic Gujurat. ISBN: 1841717320

2006 Veena Mushrif-Tripathy and S.R. Walimbe Human Skeletal Remains from Chalcolithic Nevasa Osteobiographic Analysis. ISBN: 1841710946

2006 Shahnaj Husne Jahan Excavating Waves and Winds of (Ex)change, A Study of Maritime Trade in Early Bengal. ISBN: 1841717533
• Reviewed in Puratattva 37: 289-290, 2007 by S.S. Biswas

2005 Alok Kumar Kanungo Gurudakshina: Facets of Indian Archaeology Part I (Essays Presented to Prof. V.N. Misra). ISBN: 9781407300696
• Reviewed as ‘Status of Archaeological Research in Indian Sub-Continent’ in Eastern Anthropologist as 60(2): 247-255, 2007 by J.N. Pal
• Reviewed in Man and Environment 31(1): 129-131, 2006 by D.P. Agrawal

2004 Alok Kumar Kanungo Glass Beads in Ancient India: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach. ISBN: 1841713643
• Reviewed in Man and Environment 30(1): 109-110, 2005 by V.N. Misra 

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