Archaeological Laboratory

Archaeological Laboratory

Anthropology Department has a purpose-built laboratory for archaeological science. The under-graduate and post-graduate courses cover the prehistoric and proto-historic human past in India, Europe and Africa with reference to other continents. The scope of our teaching is global and it covers both theory and practice in archaeology. Students gain essential hands-on experience from the artefacts housed in the Museum of the department during their practical classes. The Museum has a large collection of Prehistoric artefacts that have been collected during archaeological field-work over a long period of time.

In the first year - second semester, all students are taken to a prehistoric site for a week long field trip to learn the basics in archaeology; after coming back from the fielf trip they analyze the data and write a field report putting together their knowledge of class room teaching and practical experience. This report is evaluated in their archaeology practical examination. A number of students have been awarded Ph.D degrees on different topics in archaeology and ethno-archaeology. At present, many students are working for their M.Phil and Ph.D degrees on field archaeology as well as theoretical archaeology.

Teachers-in-charge:
Dr. Indrani Chattopadhyaya & Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh