Sharma Centre for Heritage EducationSharma Centre for Heritage Education

Research, Education and Legal Issues in India's Cultural Heritage
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Workshop on Lithic Technology

Education Programs

Collaborations regarding Doctoral and postdoctoral programs

We enable students who have registered in our Centre to pursue higher studies for a Ph.D or post-doctoral degree at the Université Lumière Lyon 2, with a guide and co-guide from both Institutes. Topics covered would include archaeology with a focus on issues that include Quaternary geology, geomorphology, sedimentology, soil and sediment micromorphology, environmental magnetism, palaeogenomics, geochemistry, and radiometric dating (chiefly cosmogenic nuclide dating and radiocarbon dating). Interested candiates may contact us.

Ph.D  programs in India:  Watch this space ! Coming soon.

Short Term Workshops and Courses

We will shortly announce a series of courses on aspects of Indian archaeology, to be held at our campus in Chennai. The first such course is a workshop on Lithic Technology



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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