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We are grateful to the following institutions for funding the following projects: 


for financial and logistic support for all our projects. 



Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council for grant to Dr.Shanti Pappu (2000-2002) for initiating excavations at Attirampakkam

Homi Bhabha Fellowships Council for grant to Dr. Kumar Akhilesh (2014-2016) for project on Experimental Lithic Knapping and research on the Attirampakkam lithics.

Various phases of the Attirampakkam excavations were also funded by: 


 for funding ISRO-GBP project on Prehistory and Palaeoenvironments in SE India: Use of Satellite Remote Sensing. 

Vodafone communication grant for funding subsection on project on community archaeology. 

Ministry of Culture, Government of India for funding project on Children's Museum development. 

We acknowledge: 

  • The Archaeological Survey of India for granting us licenses for excavations and exploration from 1999 onwards. 

  • Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamil Nadu granting us licenses for excavations and exploration from 1999 onwards. 

  • Staff of the Mrs.Ellen Sharma Memorial Matriculation and Higher Secondary School, Sholinganallore and Children's Garden School, Chennai for logistic aid. 

  • Mrs. Rukmini Pappu, Mr. V.R.Pappu, Ms. Sakunthala Sharma, Ms. Gita Sharma, Professor Kamakshi P. Murty for support and encouragement throughout.  

  • We thank villagers of Pundi, Manamedu and Krishnaveram for all their support and help.