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About the Department

With the objective of creating human resources and generating avenues for in-depth research and study and particularly to maintain steady progress with the development of archaeological research in other parts of the globe; the Government of Assam has taken initiatives to establish a new Department for learning in archaeology at Cotton University. The Department, established in the year 2015, has started a Post Graduate program (MA in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology) and a PhD program in Archaeology for fulfilling the long-standing requirement. The Department plans to set-up a Laboratory-cum-Museum of Archaeology for systematic documentation, analysis and display of archaeological objects.

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Recent Publications

  • Public Library of Science, Morrison, Kathleen D., ... Manjil Hazarika ... and Marco Zanon. 2021. Mapping past human land use using archaeological data: A new classification for global land use synthesis and data harmonization., PLOS ONE, 16(4): e0246662. , [2021]

  • New Delhi: Research India Press., Milan Kumar Chauley and Manjil Hazarika (Eds). 2021. Archaeology in Northeast India – Recent Trends and Future Prospects – Essays Celebrating 150 Years of Research., Edited Volume , [2021]

  • Society of South Asian Archaeology, Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2020. Iconography of Sage Narada in Indian Sculptural Art: Regional Variations., Ancient Asia 11(3): 1–11. , [2020]

  • Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Hazarika, Manjil, N.R. Ramesh, B.C. Poddar, Salim Javed, Y.S. Sanathana and Hemant Dalavi. 2020. Geo-archaeological Explorations in Tripura (2018-2019): A Report., Man and Environment XLV(1): 18-38. , [2020]

  • Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Hazarika, Manjil, Raktim Patar, Sanathana, Y.S., Jayanta Roy and Jutimala Misra. 2020. The Raj Sabha at Silchang: Dolmens as Administrative Seats of the Ancient Khola Kingdom in Assam, India., Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology 44: 351–375. , [2020]

  • Seoul: National Museum of Korea, Manjil Hazarika. 2019. Neolithic Pottery of Eastern Himalaya and Northeast India., Development of Neolithic Cultures and Diversity of Pottery, Amsadong Site Research Series, Vol. 3, ed. Kidong Bae. , [2019]

  • Society of South Asian Archaeology, Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2019. Archaeological Remains of Rajaduar Area in North Guwahati, Assam., Ancient Asia 10(4): 1–16. , [2019]

  • Indian History and Culture Society, Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2019. Ancient Pragjyotisha-Kamarupa and Adi Shankaracharya., History Today 20: 09–15. , [2019]

  • Dept. of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2019. A Newly Discovered Sculpture of Surya from the Cotton University Campus in Guwahati, Assam., Pratnatattva - Journal of the Dept. of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University 25: 105-112. , [2019]

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Scholarly Resources

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