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CONFERENCES

PAPERS PRESENTED BY INVITATION

21. The archaeology of agro-pastoralism in the Indian Subcontinent: Status, Problems & Future Directions. September 8-10, 2012. National Institute of Advanced Studies. K. Krishnan and P.R. Chauhan. International Conference on Early Agro-Pastoral Cultures of South Asia. Archaeological Survey of India. 

20. The importance of India in human origins studies with special reference to the Siwalik Hills & the Narmada Basin. Workshop on Indian archaeology, epigraphy and ancient history. August 23-24, 2012. Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Gujarat, India). Coordinators: Michel Danino & Jaison A. Manjaly. 

19. Amonda: A new & rare vertebrate fossil occurrence in the central Narmada Basin. V. Sathe, P.R. Chauhan, S. Shaikh. Directorate of Archaeology, Archives and Museums. Madhya Pradesh & Society of South Asian Archaeology. Bhopal, March 13-14, 2012. 

18. The Narmada Basin Paleoanthropology Project: Recent Results and Future Directions. P.R. Chauhan, R. Patnaik, V. Sathe. Directorate of Archaeology, Archives and Museums, Madhya Pradesh & Society of South Asian Archaeology. Bhopal, March 13-14, 2012. 

17. Recent paleoanthropological discoveries in the Central Narmada Basin. Archaeology Forum. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. September 1, 2011. 

16. Ethics, Responsibilities and Initiatives: Reconsidering Foreign Collaborations in South Asian Archaeological Projects. 1st IAWAWSA Annual Conference on the Archaeology of South Asia. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. August 22-24th, 2011. 

15. The Narmada Basin Paleoanthropology Project: An update of recent research. South Asian Archaeology Workshop. New York University, New York. April 30, 2011. 

14. Recent paleoanthropological discoveries in the central Narmada Basin. Workshop on Experimental Archaeology held by NIAS (India) & University of Exeter (UK). National Institute of Advanced Studies. Bangalore, Karnataka. February 23-25, 2011. 

13. Stone Age Technology in India: Its scientific impact and historical relevance in regional prehistory. At the annual conference of History of Indian Science & Technology (HIST). Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth, Udaipur, Rajasthan. January 12-14, 2011. 

12. The paleoclimatic and ‘eco-geographic’ approach to Indian prehistory: The Narmada Basin as a case study. At the Fifteenth annual seminar (Prehistory of South Asia) at the Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India. Kolkota, November 26-28, 2010. 

11. Reconsidering Lower Paleolithic dispersals from Africa to Asia. 19TH Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association. 29 November - 5 December, 2009. Hanoi, Vietnam. 

10. Acheulean and Acheulean-like technology & expansions reconsidered. Workshop on East Asian bifaces. November 4-6, 2008. Seoul, South Korea. 

9. The Lower Paleolithic of the Indian Subcontinent: Current status and future goals. At the South Asian archaeology workshop at Yale University. May 10th, 2008. 

8. Plio-Pleistocene biogeography of the Indian subcontinent: implications for early human dispersals. In Session 23: The Nature of the Earliest Asian Hominin Lifeways: The Current State of the Evidence. Organized by C.J. Norton, D. Braun, and J.W.K. Harris. American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Philadelphia, March 28-31, 2007. 

7. Recent Paleolithic investigations in the Narmada Basin, central India. P.R. Chauhan, R. Patnaik, S. Athreya. Session C-01: Status of prehistoric studies in the twenty first century in India. UISPP XV Congress. Lisbon, Portugal. September 4-9, 2006. 

6. Early Dispersals out of Africa: The Indian subcontinent as a case study. Approaches to the Earliest Stone Age. Conference and Workshop at The Stone Age Institute. October 28 – 30, 2005. 

5. The Significance and the Potential of Human Origins Studies In India: Position, Problems, and Prospects of Research. At the National Conference on Human Origins, Genome, and Peoples of India. Organized by The Anthropological Survey of India. March 22-24, 2004, India International Centre, New Delhi, India. 

4. Geological and geomorphological contexts of prehistoric sites in the Siwalik region of South Asia. at Geosyneregy 2003. Organized by Dept. of Earth Sciences. Indian Institute of Technology. Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh April 5-6, 2003, Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

3. A fresh look at “typo-techno-morphological” variability within the Soanian lithic tradition: An inter-regional perspective. P.C. Biswas Centenary National Seminar- People of India- Anthropological Perspective. Organized by Dept. of Anthropology, Delhi University. March 29-31,2003, Delhi, India. 

2. The Effects of Faulting and Erosion on Palaeolithic Sites on the Siwaliks Frontal Slopes. National Seminar on Natural Hazards and their Mitigation. March 8-11, 2002, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India 

1. Chasing Himalayan Ghosts. Research Student Seminar, Department of Archaeology & Prehistory, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K. 2000.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, MEETINGS & SEMINARS

24. Informal meeting (by invitation) on the proposed Centre for Archaeological Sciences at IIT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. April, 20, 2013. 

23. Implications of AMS dating of ostrich eggshell fragments in India. Discussion meeting on using Carbon tuned AMS (CAMS). April 9-10, 2013. 

22. Bandarjari: A new rock art site near Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh. (Poster) Shaik Saleem and P.R. Chauhan. Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society; Indian Society for Prehistoric & Quaternary Studies; Indian History and Culture Society. M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat. November 22-24, 2012. 

21. New multidisciplinary perspectives from the Paleolithic (re)excavation of Durkadi, Central Narmada Basin, Madhya Pradesh. P.R. Chauhan, Vijay Sathe and Shaik Saleem. Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society; Indian Society for Prehistoric & Quaternary Studies; Indian History and Culture Society. M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat. November 22-24, 2012. 

20. A short note on a new vertebrate fossil cluster at Amonda, Central Narmada Basin, Madhya Pradesh. P.R. Chauhan, Shaik Saleem and Vijay Sathe. Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society; Indian Society for Prehistoric & Quaternary Studies; Indian History and Culture Society. M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat. November 22-24, 2012. 

19. The environmental background to Pleistocene hominin occupation in the Indian Subcontinent. INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland. July 20-27, 2011. 

18. From Ramapithecus to Robert Bruce Foote: Paleolithic research histories in the center of the Old World. In a session organized by P.R. Chauhan & M. Camps: Transitions in the Paleolithic: Research Histories and their Influence on Changing Interpretations. SAA, Sacramento. March 30-April 3, 2011. 

17. Ethics, Responsibilities and Initiatives: Reconsidering Foreign Collaborations in South Asian Archaeological Projects. 3rd Society of South Asian Archaeology conference. Colombo, Sri Lanka. August 20-24, 2010. 

16. Preliminary OSL results from Durkadi Nala, an “Early Paleolithic Pebble-Tool” site in the central Narmada Valley. (Poster) P.R. Chauhan, N. Chauhan, A.K. Singhvi, V.Sathe. The Second Asia Pacific Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating (APLED-2) Conference. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad during November 12-15, 2009. 

15. Recent paleoanthropological investigations in the central Narmada Valley. Joint Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society. Department of Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology University of Allahabad, Allahabad, November 14-17, 2009.

14. A comparative metrical study of handaxes from the Indian subcontinent. For session on Analytical Approaches to Palaeolithic Technologies. Society for American Archaeology. Vancouver, Canada. March 26-30, 2008. 

13. Middle Paleolithic Landscapes of the Indian subcontinent: a regional settlement-system perspective. In Session C-34: Settlement systems of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age. UISPP XV Congress. Lisbon, Portugal 4-9 September, 2006. 

12. Assessing Paleolithic transitions in the Indian subcontinent: Implications and Limitations. In Session C-63: Transitions in the Paleolithic. Co-organizers: M. Camps & P.R. Chauhan. UISPP XV Congress. Lisbon, Portugal 4-9 September, 2006. 

11. Paleolithic exploitation of quartzite in the Indian subcontinent: some general observations. In Session WS-15: Technological analysis on quartzite exploitation. Co-organizers: S. Cura & S. Grimaldi. UISPP XV Congress. Lisbon, Portugal 4-9 September, 2006. 

10. The African connection in the Indian subcontinent: Examining the Plio-Pleistocene Faunal and Archaeological Records. Towards understanding palaeoenvironments during the first “Out of Africa”. Conference and workshop at Nairobi, Kenya, July 24 – 26, 2006. Presented by Briana Pobiner on behalf of P.R. Chauhan. 

9. The Narmada Basin Palaeoanthropology Project (central India): Preliminary results and future directions. Chauhan, P.R., R. Patnaik, M.R. Rao, V. Sathe, B. Blackwell, A. Skinner and S. Athreya. at The Annual meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 24-26, 2006. 

8. Faunal and lithic contextual variability in the central Narmada Basin of peninsular India: taphonomic and behavioral perspectives. Chauhan, P.R. and R. Patnaik. Society for American Archaeology. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 27-30, 2006. 

7. Understanding the Soanian Industrial Complex: preliminary excavation results and geoarchaeological perspectives from the Siwalik Hills, northern India. The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society. March 30-31, 2004. Montreal Quebec, Canada. 

6. The Narmada hominin locality revisited: implications of fresh geological, palaeolithic, and palaeontological observations. (Poster) (Chauhan, P.R. , R. Patnaik). The Annual Meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society. March 30-31, 2004. Montreal Quebec, Canada. 

5. Formation Processes of Palaeolithic Sites in the Siwalik Region, Northern India. (Poster) Indian Science Congress, January 3-7, 2004, Panjab University, Chandigarh. India. 

4. Formation Processes of Palaeolithic Sites in the Siwalik Region, Northern India. (Poster) XVI INQUA Quaternary Congress: Shaping the Earth, A Quaternary Perspective, July 23 – 30, 2003, Reno, Nevada, USA. 

3. Modeling hominid mobility during the Pleistocene in the Siwalik region of South Asia. Fifth World Archaeological Congress. June 23 – 26, 2003, Washington, D.C. USA. 

2. The Identity Crisis of the Soanian: To be or not to be? Fifth World Archaeological Congress. June 23 – 26, 2003, Washington, D.C. USA. 

1. Geoarchaeology of a Soanian factory Site: Preliminary Observations. Annual conference of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies. December 19-22, 2002. Ernakulum, Kerala, India.

PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

10. Workshop on Indian archaeology, epigraphy and ancient history. August 23-24, 2012. Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Gujarat, India). Coordinators: Michel Danino & Jaison A. Manjaly. 

9. Workshop on Instruments and Physical Sciences and Archaeology. March 19-21, 2012. Centre for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal University, Manipal (Karnataka, India). 

8. International Workshop on Digital Preservation of Archaeological Heritage. October 18-19, 2010. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

7. Flintknapping Workshop at Les Eyzies, France; from Sept. 23 to Oct.2., 2008. with J. Pelegrin and P.-J. Texier. 

6. Out of Africa I: Who, Where, and When. The Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop. September 27 – October 1, 2005. Convened by Richard Leakey. (By invitation) 

5. National Workshop on Perspectives in Palaeoanthropology: Methodological and Conceptual Issues. March 15 – 17, 2005, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. 

4. Recent Advances in Biosocial Anthropology, March 10-12, 2004. Organized by Department of Anthropology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. (National Seminar) 

3. Geographical Information Systems: Geoscientific & Geotechnical Applications- A Case Study Approach organized by Department of Geology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. October 23-24, 2002. (Seminar/Workshop) 

2. Department of Science & Technology Short Course on Paleoseismology & Earthquake Geology organized by Department of Geology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. October 8-11, 2002. (Seminar and Field Excursion)

1. Remote Sensing and GIS Applications organized by Mining Engineers’ Association of India (Himalayan Chapter) in association with State Council for Science, Technology & Environment. June 15 – 16, 2002, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. (Workshop).

POPULAR TALKS GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC & AT UNIVERSITIES

9. Human Evolution and Migrations to Asia and India. Goa State Museum. Goa, India. December 27, 2012. 

8. Three posters presented (Human Evolution, Indian prehistory and Stone Tools) on Archaeology Day at Mumbai University. December 10, 2012. 

7. Human Evolution in the Indian subcontinent: A General Introduction. October 11, 2012. Department of History & Ethnography. University of Mizoram. Aizawl, Mizoram. 

6. Exhibition on Human Evolution, Prehistory and Flintknapping. Ellora-Ajanta Festival. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. January 26-29, 2012. Student assistants: D. Mitra and S. Sarvankar. 

5. Anthropology as Paleoanthropology. January 2, 2012. Symbiosis College for Liberal Arts. Pune, Maharashtra, India. 

4. Before the Harappans: Early human evolution in the Indian Subcontinent. February 22, 2011. LSR College for Women, New Delhi. 

3. Before the Harappans: Early human evolution in the Indian Subcontinent. November 15, 2010. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 

2. The Bab-al-Mandab Paleolithic Project in Yemen: Preliminary results and future goals. Stony Brook University, 2008.

1. Dynamic adaptations on a dynamic landscape: Hominin Behavior in the Siwalik hills of India. Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, October 20th, 2008.