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From Hunters to Hotels: The Archaeology of Food

An exhibition on the archaeology of food was organised in collaboration with the Promise Foundation on the occasion of the IAEVG-JIVA international conference, October 7-10th, 2010.  With posters, replicas and interactive workshops, presentations and talks, this exhibition traced the history of food from the earliest prehistoric times right till today. Delegates from all over the world, attended the exhibition and participated actively in the workshops and interactive programs.  We thank the Promise Foundation for giving us this opportunity.

We are also grateful to the Deccan College Post-graduate and Research Institute Pune, Dr. P.P. Dandawate and Mr. Balaji Gajul for their help in preparing the replicas.

The Ellen Sharma Memorial Matriculation School provided a sample of medicinal plants from their herbal garden, for which we are very grateful.

Mr. N.Sudhakar helped us greatly in logistics and purchase of items required for the exhibition.

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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