Dr. Prachi awarded Homi Bhabha Fellowship

Posted Date: 13-01-2022


We are delighted to say that Dr. Prachi B. Joshi has been awarded the prestigious Homi Bhabha Fellowship to investigate the research topic: " Geometric-morphometric approaches to the study of Handaxe Variability at Palaeolithic sites in Tamil Nadu" . This is an exciting new area of research that will throw more light on the nature of stone tool assemblages and significance for hominin behaviour in the Acheulian. 

 She will join the list of previous Homi Bhabha Fellows in our Centre (Prof. Shanti Pappu and Dr. Kumar Akhilesh). 

About Dr. Prachi Joshi

Dr. Prachi Joshi is an Indian archaeologist, who has completed her doctoral degree from Deccan College, Pune. Her doctoral research was on the Palaeolithic hominin behavior in the Middle Wainganga basin, Central India, under the guidance of Professor Shanti Pappu and Dr. S. B. Ota. Her research, in particular, is focused on the behavioral implications of the distribution of Palaeolithic sites and the technological strategies noted during the Acheulian and the Late Palaeolithic phase. She is being mentored by Prof. S.N. Rajaguru as regards Quaternary geomorphology. She was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and a Nehru Small Research Grant for her Ph.D. research. In addition to field and laboratory studies, she also participated in numerous conferences (national and international) and has published two articles in the international journal Antiquity and one in Quaternary International. She has participated in various workshops which are related to her research. She has also worked on Animal Bone Microstructure from Archaeological sites under the guidance of Prof. Vijay Sathe. She was a keyresouce person for the Down Ancient Trails online forum at the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, and is currently a Research Scientist at the SCHE. She is a researcher in the excavations at important Palaeolithic sites such as Sendrayanpalayam in Tamil Nadu and Dhansi in Madhya Pradesh. Her research interests are in the Palaeolithic, Quaternary sciences and geomythology.