Sharma Centre for Heritage EducationSharma Centre for Heritage Education

Research, Education and Legal Issues in India's Cultural Heritage
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Director: Dr.Shanti PappuSitting (l-r): A.Sreedhar, R.Sukumar, A.Krishnamurthy, S.Pappu, S.Ravindranath, R.Shankar Standing (l-r): S.Prasad, S.Balakrishnan, Y.Gunnell, Uday Raj, Kumar Akhilesh, C.Rajshekhar.

Co-Director:Dr. Kumar Akhilesh

Prehistory: Dr.Shanti Pappu & Dr.Kumar Akhilesh, Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India

Focus on overall direction and coordination of research program. Specific studies on lithic typology and technology, ethnoarchaeology and site formation studies.

Experimental Archaeology & Lithics: Dr.Kumar Akhilesh.

Collaborating Institutes

Geomorphology & Paleoenvironments: Prof.Yanni Gunnell; Department of Geography, Université Lumière-Lyon 2, CNRS-UMR 5600, France, Maurice Taieb, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France.

Clay Minerology & Isotope Studies: Prof.S.Balakrishnan and Dr.Arun Sreedhar, Dept.of Earth Sciences, University of Pondicherry, Puducherry

Rock Magnetics: Prof.R. Shankar,Dr. Anish K. Warrier, Dr.K. Sandeep, Dr. B.G. Harshavardhana, Department of Marine Geology, Mangalore University, Dr.C. N. Prabhu, Marine Geology Department, National Institute of Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Portugal

Palaeontology: Prof.J-P.Brugal, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France

Palaeobotany: Dr.Anupama Krishnamurthy and Mr. S.Prasad & team, French Institute, Pondicherry.

Micropaleontology: Prof.C. Rajshekhar, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune

Animal Action at archaeological sites:Prof. R.Sukumar, R.Nachiketha, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


Palaeomagnetic Dating: Prof.Nicolas Thouveny, Prof.Maurice Taieb; Dr.François Demory, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France.

Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating: Dr.Régis Braucher, CEREGE Aix-en-Provence, France.

OSL Dating: Prof.A.Singhvi, Professor, Planetary and Geosciences Division, Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad

ESR Dating: Prof.Bonnie A.B. Blackwell, Prof.Anne Skinner, Dr.Andrés Montoyab, Dr.Joel I.B. Blickstein, Department of Chemistry, Williams College, USA, and RFK Science Research Institute, NY, USA; Dr.Joyce Lundberg, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University, Canada.

Satellite Remote Sensing & GIS: Dr.Sudha Ravindranath, Mr.Uday Raj, Regional Remote Sensing Centre-South, ISRO