Fieldwork and Projects

Archaeology

Independent:

1

2019-20

Carried out systematic study of stone and glass beads finds at Kottappuram, Kerala.
2

2018-19

A partner in the team of Raw material sourcing for glass making in ancient India, in Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.
3

2014-15

Excavated the Sorath Harappan and Medieval site of Bhagatrav (Baga Talav), Bharuch, Gujarat.
4

2003-06 & 2008-09 

Excavated the early historic site of Kopia, Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh for five seasons. 
5

2007-08

Trial trench at Indo-Pacific Glass Bead Producing Village of Papanaidupet, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
6

2001

Trial trenches at a Late Early Historic Glass manufacturing site of Karakambadi, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.
7

1999-01

A partner of North India Early Historic Bead Study team.

Participation

1

1997

Excavation at Hampi, Karnataka. Field Director: Prof. K. Morrison
2

1993-94

Survey of Hampi, Karnataka. Field Directors: Profs. J. Fritz and C. Sinapoli

3

1992-94 

Excavation at Padri. Field Director: Prof. V.S. Shinde

4

1992-93

Excavation at Budhial, Karnataka. Field Director: Prof. K. Paddayya

ETHNOARCHAEOLOGY & ETHNOGRAPHY (Independent)

  • 2002, 2005
    Carried out Ethnoarchaeological fieldwork on the Traditional Furnace Winding
  • 2016, 2018 & 2019
    Bead and Bangle Making Cottage Industries at Purdilnagar, Akrabad, Hasayan and Jalesar, Uttar Pradesh. 
  • 2016
    Participated in ‘Early Gun Powder, Guns and Gunnery’ initial field investigations at Jalesar, Uttar Pradesh & Jaipur, Rajasthan. Middelaldercentret & the Friends of the Vasa.
  • 1998-99, 2004, 2006, 2009-11, 2016
    Study of Ornaments and other age-old practices among Nagas in Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Myanmar.
  • 2007
    Carried out ethnographic fieldwork amongst the shell workers of Shankari Bazar, Dhaka to understand the trading of the products to the Nagas.
  • 1999, 2001, 2004 & 2006
    Carried out Ethnoarchaeological fieldwork amongst the Traditional Drawing 2004 & 2006 Glass Bead Producers of Papanaidupet, Andhra Pradesh to understand the techniques involved and mapping the village. 
  • 1996 & 2005 
    Study of Ornament among the Bondos, Orissa [Odisha].
  • 2002, 2004 & 2005
    Carried out Ethnoarchaeological fieldwork in the traditional Glass and Lamp  Winding Bead Making Industries in and around Varanasi and Firozabad, UP. 
  • 2004 
    Carried out ethnographic fieldwork amongst the shell workers of Bishnupur, Kolkata to understand trading of the products to hinterland.
  • 1994
    Study of beads among Juangs, Orissa [Odisha].
  • 1992
    Ethnohistory of village Puttabagada, Ganjam, Orissa [Odisha].

MUSEUM STUDY (Independent)

  • 2012-14
    Documented objects from Naga inhabitant area in Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin and Munich, Germany
  • 2012
    Documented objects and archival study from Naga inhabitant area in Society for the Preservation and Promotion of Naga Heritage, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2011
    Documented objects from Naga inhabitant area in the Museum of Cultures, Basle, Switzerland
    Documented objects from Naga inhabitant area in the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands
    Documented objects from Naga inhabitant area in the Ethnological Museum, Vienna, Austria
  • 2005
    Research on Indian Glass with reference to Kopia in Coning Museum of Glass, USA.
    Documented Naga antiquities in Horniman Museum, UK.
  • 2004
    Documented Minerals at Gargoti Museum, Nasik, India
  • 2003
    Documented Naga ornaments in Department of Anthropology Museum, Cambridge University, UK.
    Documented Naga ornaments in Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, UK.

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