Down Ancient Trails: A Quick Look At

Down Ancient Trails Courses 

Introducing our new series: A Quick Look At... 

The Quick Look At  series is aimed at providing a basic overview of topics in archaeology with a focus on South Asia. 

May 2022: A Quick Look At Indian Prehistory

Dates: May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  |   Time: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (2 hours)

Last Date to Register: April 30th, 2022 (extended from April 20th by request)

Last Date for Payment (Rs.1500/-): April 30th, 2022

  • Explore the exciting world of Indian Prehistory
  • Learn how archaeologists excavate and study prehistoric sites
  • Watch how stone tools were made and used
  • Travel through ancient environments 
  • Gain glimpses of India's prehistoric cultures 
  • Gain an introduction to heritage management 
  • Get your questions answered by experts

Download the flyer (pdf)

Click here to complete the form for registering your interest in this course.  We will get back to you after April 20th. 

What is this course all about and what will you gain from it? 

This is an introductory basic-level short course open to all interested in the past.  No background knowledge of the subject is required. The course provides a quick and basic introduction to Indian prehistory ranging from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic. At the end of the course, participants will gain an understanding of how prehistoric sites are investigated, including field to laboratory methods, a perspective on human evolution, past environments, prehistoric stone tool technologies, rock art,  an overview of  key features of prehistoric cultural phases and perspectives on conservation and heritage management. 

What can you expect during the course ? 

The course will be held for 2 hours every Saturday in the month of May, 2022. There will be a 10 minute break at 11.30 am. The course will be conducted on Zoom. Lectures will be held by professional archaeologists (Dr. Kumar Akhilesh, Professor Shanti Pappu, Dr. Prachi Joshi and Ms. Sutonuka Bhattacharya, guest speakers).  

Registration Fees: Rs. 1500/-  This is non-refundable, unless the course is cancelled by the management of the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, in the event of unforseen circumstances.

  • Certificates will be provided to those who succesfully complete the course. 
  • Open to Indian citizens only
  • The course will be held online using the Zoom platform 
  • Further details will be provided following registration

Please note: The course will be held only if there are a minimum of 20 participants. Decisions made on selection of candidates will be final. 

Coming Soon! 

A Quick Look At series: Saturday Special courses on different themes in archaeology. Dates will be announced shortly

Introduction to South Asian Prehistory (Robert Bruce Foote Memorial Series:5): A one year certificate course on South Asian Prehistory. Beginning : 21st January, 2022. Dates will be announced shortly. The second series in this course will begin shortly. 

Introduction to Archaeology: A one month course for all interested in South Asian archaeology. Dates will be announced shortly

Summer workshops on Archaeology for Children: One week workshop on archaeology for children (ages 6-12) Dates will be announced shortly

Family Time with Archaeology: One day workshops for families on archaeology. Dates will be announced shortly

Ongoing Long-Term Certificate Courses 

Introduction to South Asian Prehistory (Robert Bruce Foote Memorial Series:4): A one year certificate course on South Asian Prehistory. Beginning : 21st January, 2022. Click here to read more. This course has already begun and applications are now closed.