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Training Workshops

Several training workshops in archaeological methods have been held on behalf of the Center for undergraduate and graduate students.

One of the aims of the Center is to provide a forum whereby students can be trained in archaeological methods that they can use in their undergraduate and graduate projects. Some of these methods are ceramic classification and drawing, archaeological survey and mapping, and the use of GIS. The Center aims to bring in scholars from India who are specialized in the analyses of various kinds of archaeological materials, and methods of generating data. The Center also aims to invite scholars who come to India for their fieldwork to participate in this exercise of developing expertise in generating, documenting and analysing archaeological data.   

A week-long workshop on archaeological surveying was conducted at Mandu in Madhya Pradesh, from 7-15 March 2020. The archaeological survey project at Mandu is currently underway under the direction of Dr Anne Casile from the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) and Dr Supriya Varma, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Systematic archaeological survey techniques using compass, GPS, tapes and tablets loaded with satellite imagery were taught to undergraduate and graduate students of Jawaharlal... read more

The Center in collaboration with the IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) and the IFP (French Institute of Pondicherry) conducted a Workshop on Using Geospatial Technologies for Research on Past Society and Environment in the Archaeology Laboratory, Shiv Nadar University, on 15th and 16th February 2020. The Workshop was conducted by Dr Anne Casile, Archaeologist from the IRD and then at the IFP and Dr Nicolas Morelle of the IFP. The objective of the short training workshop was to provide a broad introduction to basics... read more

On 16th November 2019, another workshop on Archaeological Mapping was conducted at Siri Fort. This time, it was a day-long workshop for undergraduate and graduate students of Shiv Nadar University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, and for the students of Indraprastha College and St. Stephen's College. Students spent the day learning how to take measurements using fibreglass tapes and folding rules and to draw scaled plans of structures.

On 2nd October 2019, a workshop on Archaeological Mapping was conducted at Siri Fort for undergraduate and graduate students from Shiv Nadar University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.  Students learnt how to use a compass and to draw scaled plans of some of the structures at Siri Fort using fibreglass tapes and folding rules.