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Symposia organized


2011 Beyond Stone Tools: The other evidence for Paleolithic Transitions. P.R. Chauhan & M. Camps. UISPP. Florianopolis, Brazil.

2011 Evolutionary, behavioral and cultural ecology of Plio-Pleistocene hominin populations in Africa and Asia. P.R. Chauhan & R.W. Dennell. INQUA. Bern, Switzerland.

2011 Transitions in the Paleolithic: Research Histories and their Influence on Changing Interpretations. P.R. Chauhan & M. Camps. Society for American Archaeology Meetings. Sacramento, California.

2008 Analytical Approaches to Paleolithic Technologies. S.J. Lycett & P.R. Chauhan. Society for American Archaeology Meetings. Vancouver, Canada.

2006 Transitions in the Palaeolithic. M. Camps & P.R. Chauhan. UISPP. Lisbon, Portugal.

Independent conferences & workshops co-organized


2010 The Siwalik Paleoanthropology Project. P.R. Chauhan & R. Patnaik. January, Chandigarh, India. Funded by INQUA for Quaternary environments and hominid evolution in India.

2008 Plio-Pleistocene environments and human evolution in India. P.R. Chauhan & R. Patnaik. Bhopal, India. Funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum.

Flintknapping and Lithic Analysis workshops organized by invitation

2012. Flintknapping. – workshop at Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India. State Government of West Bengal. October 1 & 3-5, 2012.

2012. Flintknapping: An Insight into the Art of Stone Tool Making – workshop at Deccan College, Pune. January 19-22, 2012.

2012. Stone Tool Making and Analyses Workshop at Mumbai University, Mumbai. January 6-7, 2012.

2011. Between a rock and a hard place: An informal introduction to stone tools. Small workshop organized at the 1st IAWAWSA Annual Conference on the Archaeology of South Asia. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. August 24th, 2011.

2011. Stone Tool Making and Analyses Workshop at Mumbai University, Mumbai. July 1-2, 2011.



a) Journal of Anthropological Archaeology,  b) Evolutionary Anthropology,  c) Quaternary International,      

d) Current Anthropologye) Journal of Human Evolution, f) Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, g) PLoS One h) Journal of Lithic Studies i) Human Evolution


a) Leakey Foundation, b) Israel Science Foundation.

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTATION: for BBC documentary on modern human dispersals into India and the Toba story.



2014- Editorial Board Member, Heritage:  Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology (Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, India)

2014-  Editorial Board Member, Journal of Lithic Studies

2013- Editorial Board Member, Archaeological Discovery.

2011 Guest co-editor (With R. Patnaik) Special volume on Indian prehistory in Quaternary International.

2011 Guest co-editor International Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Special Issue on Key Evolutionary Transformations in Homo sapiens)

2010- Member, Field Research Committee for International Association for Asian Heritage (Sri Lanka)

2008- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Archaeology

2007- President, UISPP Commission Transitions in the Paleolithic

2007- Associate editor Internet Journal of Biological Anthropology

2005- Series Co-editor, Global Cultural Heritage Handbook Series. World Archaeological Congress. Kluwer Academic-Plenum Press.


The Paleoanthropology Society (U.S.A.) -intermittent                          
American Association of Physical Anthropologists (U.S.A.) -intermittent
Rajasthan Studies Group (U.S.A.)
Society for American Archaeology (U.S.A.)-intermittent
Indian Society for Prehistoric & Quaternary Studies (Life Member) (India)
Asian-Australasian Association of Palaeoanthropologists (Australia)
International Association for Asian Heritage (Life Member, Sri Lanka)
World Archaeological Congress-intermittent