Sharma Centre for Heritage EducationSharma Centre for Heritage Education

Research, Education and Legal Issues in India's Cultural Heritage
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Sharma Centre for Heritage Education

We are a registered non-profit public educational trust (Estd.1999) specializing in research in the fields of South Asian archaeology, with a focus on prehistory, palaeoenvironments, anthropology and the history of archaeology in India. We run workshops for children and teachers and community heritage education programs in archaeology and related disciplines.


Read our latest publication: Kumar, Akhilesh and Shanti Pappu. 2015. Bits and pieces: Lithic waste products as indicators of Acheulean behaviour at Attirampakkam, India. Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports

Check out A cost-effective and safe method for storing small lithic artefacts'

Read, Beneath Still Waters- Multistage Aquatic Exploitation of Euryale ferox (Salisb.) during the Acheulian, by N.Goren-Inbar, Yoel Melamed, Irit Zohar, Kumar Akhilesh, Shanti Pappu

Latest on our workshops!

Read more about our Workshop on Lithic Studies, Oct, 3-9, 2015

Research News


INQUA-HaBCom workshop 2016 :Thanks to all participants and resource persons to make our INQUA-HaBCom workshop and training program 'Prehistory, Plants and People', 'Palaeoanthropological Perspectives on Plant Communities in South Asia), jointly organized with the French Institute of Pondicherry a great success. Check out photos on our FB page. 


Workshop on Lithic Technology

Celebrating 150 years of Indian Prehistory! Read more on the Robert Bruce Foote Memorial Workshop on Prehistory & Lithic Technology (May 30th-June 3rd)



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C.I.T. Colony
Chennai 600 004

Campus : Sholinganallore, India

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