Collaborating Institutes and Scientists

Research Team and Collaborating Scientists/Institutes

Research Team: Project of the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India

Director: Professor Shanti Pappu

Co-Director: Dr.Kumar Akhiesh

Prehistory: ProfessorShanti Pappu & Dr.Kumar Akhilesh, Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India

Focus on overall direction and coordination of research program. Specific studies on lithic typology and technology, ethnoarchaeology and site formation studies.

Collaborating Scientists 

Experimental Archaeology & Lithics: Dr.Kumar Akhilesh.

Collaborating Institutes: Geomorphology & Paleoenvironments: Prof.Yanni Gunnell; Department of Geography, Université Lumière-Lyon 2, CNRS-UMR 5600, France, Maurice Taieb, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France.

Clay Minerology & Isotope Studies: Prof.S.Balakrishnan and Dr.Arun Sreedhar, Dept.of Earth Sciences, University of Pondicherry, Puducherry

Rock Magnetics: Prof.R. Shankar,Dr. Anish K. Warrier, Dr.K. Sandeep, Dr. B.G. Harshavardhana, Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University, Dr.C. N. Prabhu, Marine Geology Department, National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Portugal

Palaeontology: Prof.J-P.Brugal, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France

Palaeobotany: Dr.Anupama Krishnamurthy and Mr. S.Prasad & team, French Institute, Pondicherry, and Professor R. Premathilake, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, 407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

Micropaleontology: Prof.C. Rajshekhar, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

Animal Action at archaeological sites: Prof. R.Sukumar, R.Nachiketha, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Palaeomagnetic Dating: Prof.Nicolas Thouveny, Prof.Maurice Taieb; Dr.François Demory, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France.

Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating: Dr.Régis Braucher, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France.

Luminescence Dating: Prof.A.Singhvi, Professor, Planetary and Geosciences Division, Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad

ESR Dating: Prof.Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, Prof.Anne Skinner, Dr.Andrés Montoyab, Dr.Joel I.B. Blickstein, Department of Chemistry, Williams College, USA, and RFK Science Research Institute, NY, USA; Dr.Joyce Lundberg, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, Canada.

Satellite Remote Sensing & GIS: Dr.Sudha Ravindranath, Mr.Uday Raj, Regional Remote Sensing Centre-South, ISRO