Dept of Humanities & Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
Mohali, Punjab


1) Stone Age Institute (G
osport, IN, USA)
2) Department of Anthropology, Indiana University 
(Bloomington, IN, USA)
3) Department of Archaeology & Ancient Indian History, M.S. University of Baroda (Baroda, 
EMAILS:       parthrc [at] iisermohali.ac.in
                     parth73 [at] gmail.com
                     pchauhan [at] indiana.edu

Old World; Asia; Eurasia; Indian subcontinent (India); Arabian peninsula (Yemen); paleoanthropology; prehistory; human evolution, dispersals, adaptations & behavior; Paleolithic archaeology; Plio-Pleistocene environments; Quaternary sciences; ethnoarchaeology; experimental archaeology; actualistic studies; geoarchaeology; lithic studies; vertebrate paleontology; archaeological survey and excavation methods; history of Asian/Indian archaeology.



2005 Ph.D. in Archaeology & Prehistory. University of Sheffield, U.K. “Site-formation studies and Palaeolithic investigations in the Siwalik hills of northern India: Reconsidering the Soanian Industry”. [Supervisor: Dr. R. W. Dennell]

1998 M.A. in Archaeology (1ST Class). Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, India. “An Overview of Palaeolithic Research in South Asia From 1970 to 1998: Chronology, Lacunae, and Future Scope.” [Supervisor: Dr. V.N. Misra] 

1998 Seminar in Geoarchaeology. Rutgers University, NJ, USA 

1996 B.A. in Anthropology (Minor in History). Rutgers University, NJ, USA 

1994 Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Sussex County Community College, NJ, USA


2014- Assistant Professor (Dept. of HSS, IISER, Mohali)

2011- Doctoral co-supervisor; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

2011 Invited Lecturer in Prehistory; Institute of Archaeology; Archaeological Survey of India; Ministry of Culture; Government of India

2011- Research Associate (Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA)

2009-10 Visiting Researcher (Deccan College, Pune, India)

2008-09 Fulbright Research Scholar, India (9 months; Research Associate with Deccan College)

2008- Research Associate (The Stone Age Institute, USA)

2005-08 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (The Stone Age Institute & CRAFT Research Center (Indiana University), USA

2006 Instructor Seminar in Asian Prehistory (Dept. of Anthropology, Indiana University, USA)

1999-2000 Undergraduate tutor University of Sheffield (UK) for 1) Archaeology & Anthropology of the Earliest Humans and 2) Bioarchaeology & Geoarchaeology.