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The first manual to focus on the Indian subcontinent
A very practical resource for those already working in India and for those who want to collaborate with archaeologists and cultural heritage managers in India
Aims to encourage and enhance foreign collaborations with Indian archaeologists
World Archaeological Congress Cultural Heritage Manual Series
series editors: Claire Smith, Heather Burke, Parth Chauhan and Arek Marciniak
Pursuing Archaeological Research in India: Ancient Indica Rediscovered
Parth Chuhan, Stone Age Institute & CRAFT Research Center, Indiana Univesity, Gosport, Indiana, USA and Tejas Garge, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi, India
India has a long and vibrant historical past, spanning from the Lower Pleistocene to modern times and the entire subcontinent is highly varied in its ecology, cultures, and traditions. The people of India include diverse tribal communities, nomadic and semi-nomadic groups, as well as historically-established caste-based populations. As a result, the region provides archaeologists with ample opportunities to conduct anthropological and archaeological research on living traditions as well as on past material cultures.
This manual, part of the WAC Cultural Heritage Manual series, represents a source of reference for those interested in pursuing professional archaeological research in India. This book provides readers with basic information of archaeological research in India, such as:
General Indian geography
A brief history of archaeological research and development of field methods
The diversity of the Indian archaeological record
The scope of ethnoarchaeology on various cultural groups
Important governing bodies and legislative practices
Cultural norms and ethics for archaeologists
as well as practical knowledge - relevant organizations for advice and collaboration, obtaining an official field permit and research visa, understanding unique fieldwork methods in Indian cultural and ecological contexts, and managing cultural heritage and research data.
This first-of -its-kind manual for the Indian subcontinent will be indispensable to anyone working in the archaeology of the region.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Archaeological Method and Theory - Cultural Heritage Management - Field Methodology - Material Culture