Dr Manjil Hazarika

Dr Manjil Hazarika

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. : Bern University, Switzerland

Research Interests:

Prehistoric Archaeology, Archaeology of Northeast India, Ethnoarchaeology
Joined the University in Nov 17, 2015

Phone: 9577624014
Email: hazarikam@gmail.com

Dr Manjil Hazarika CV    Vidwan Profile

About

Master of Arts in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune, India, First class First with Gold Medal, 2005

 

European Master in Quaternary and Prehistory (Erasmus Mundus Master Program of European Union), Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, Excellent in Thesis, 2007

 

Post Graduate Diploma in Heritage Management and Tourism, Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune, India, First Class, 2009

 

PhD in Ethno-linguistic Prehistoric Archaeology, Universität Bern, Switzerland, Summa cum laude (With Highest Honour), 2014

 

Career Profile/Services:

1. Research Associate, Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi (2010-2013)

2. Assistant Professor, Department of Heritage Conservation, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (under the United Nation’s Development Program) (2013-2015)

Administrative assignments within and outside the institution:

1. Head (i/c), Department of Archaeology, Cotton College State University, Guwahati (2015-2017)
2. Member, PG Board of Studies for Archaeology, Cotton College State University (2016-2017)
3. Convener, Committee for Preparation of Postgraduate Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology Syllabus (2016-2017)
4. Head (i/c), Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, Guwahati (since 2017)
5. Chairperson and Convener, Departmental Research Committee, Dept. of Archaeology, Cotton University (since 2017)
6. Member, Departmental Research Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, Cotton University (since 2017)
7. Chairperson and Convener, UG and PG Board of Studies for Archaeology, Cotton University (since 2018)
8. Member, UG and PG Board of Studies for Anthropology, Cotton University (since 2018)
9. Chairperson and Convener, Syllabus Committee for preparation of Postgraduate Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology Syllabus based on Choice Based Credit System (2018)

Activities/assignments in the University:

  1. Head (i/c), Department of Archaeology, Cotton University, Guwahati (since November 2015)
  2. Chairperson and Convener, Departmental Research Committee, Dept. of Archaeology, Cotton University (since October 2017)
  3. Chairperson and Convener, UG and PG Board of Studies for Archaeology, Cotton University (since January 2018)
  4. Chairperson and Convener, Syllabus Committee for preparation of Postgraduate Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology Syllabus based on Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) (2018)
  5. Member, Departmental Research Committee, Dept. of Anthropology, Cotton University (since October 2017)
  6. Member, Departmental Research Committee, Dept. of History, Cotton University (since October 2018)
  7. Member, UG and PG Board of Studies for Anthropology, Cotton University (since January 2018)
  8. Deputy Coordinator, NET/SLET Coaching Classes, Cotton University (2017)
  9. Convenor, Refreshment and Lunch Sub Committee, Organising Committee of 1st Convocation of Cotton University (2017)
  10. Member, Cultural and Literary Quota Selection Committee, Higher Secondary and UG Admission, Cotton University (2017)
  11. Member, PG Admission Committee, Cotton University (2017, 2018)
  12. Teacher Member, XXXVII Manik Chandra Barooah Memorial National Level Debate Competition, Cotton University (2017)  
  13. Member, Committee for Preparation of Academic Calendar, Cotton University (2017)
  14. Member, Anti Ragging Committee, Cotton University (2017)
  15. Member, Committee for Preparing a Draft Vision Document, Cotton University (2017)
  16. Departmental Representative, Committee for Implementation of CBCS Course at Cotton University (2017)
  17. Election Duty for Cotton University Students Union Election (2017)
  18. Member, Cotton University Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (since 2017)
  19. Departmental Representative, Cotton University Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (since 2017)
  20. IQAC Representative for University Hostels, Cotton University Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) (since 2018)
  21. Member, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cotton University Cell (since 2018)
  22. Member, Cotton University Publication Cell (since 2018)
  23. Member, NET/SLET Coaching Classes, Cotton University (2018)
  24. Member, Website Management Committee, Cotton University (since 2018)
  25. Member, Committee for Implementation of UGC (Promotion of Academic Integrity and Prevention of Plagiarism in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations in Cotton University (since 2018)
  26. Member, Advisory Committee for review of Qualitative and Quantitative Matrix, NAAC Assessment Process, IQAC, Cotton University (since 2018)
  27. Joint Convenor, Syllabus Committee, MA in Natural History, Cotton University
  28. Member, Committee for Evaluation of Publications of Faculty Members of Cotton University as per UGC and NAAC Guidelines (since 2019)
  29. Joint Convenor, Committee for Preparation of Master Plan of CU (since August 2019)
  30. Nominated Member of VC, Prof. B.M. Das Endowment Fund Committee, Cotton University (since 2019)

Research Projects

Sl. No. Principal Investigator Co Principal Investigator Title of the Project Period Sponsoring Agency Sanctioned Amount Status
1 Principal
Investigator
from Mekelle
University
  Survey, Excavation and Training
in Archaeology and Heritage
Management at MifsasBahri,
Hashinge lake, Southern Tigray
2014-
2015
Mekelle
University
ET Birr
284,834.00
Completed
2   Manjil
Hazarika
Investigating Man and
Environment Relationship in the
Archaeology of Tigray, Ethiopia: A
New Archaeological Approach
2014-
2015
Mekelle
University
ET Birr
32,200.00
Completed
3   Manjil
Hazarika
Aspects of Heritage Management
in Aksum: A Case of Conventional
and Open Air Museums
2014-
2015
Mekelle
University
ET Birr
46,900.00
Completed
4 Manjil Hazarika N R Ramesh Unfolding of Quaternary History and Associated
Geoarchaeological Remains of
Tripura, Northeastern India
2018- 19 Secretariat, 36thIGC,
2020
Rs. 7 Lakhs Ongoing

 

Teaching

University/Institute

Course

Duration

Mekelle University, Ethiopia

Students of BA, MA in Archaeology and Heritage Management; Tourism Management

2013 – 2015

Cotton University, Guwahati

Students of MA, PhD in Archaeology

2015 onwards

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Govt. of India

Teacher Trainees of Cultural Resources of India

2015 onwards

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Students of Master of Arts in Anthropology

2015 onwards

Gauhati University, Guwahati and Thammasat University, Thailand

Visiting Students of Short term course on “Indian Studies” of Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University, Bangkok

February 2019

Tripura University, Agartala as Visiting Scholar

MA in Archaeology and Ancient Indian Culture

October-November 2019

Research paper publications till 2021

  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2006. Understanding the Process of Plants and Animal Domestication in Northeast India: A Hypothetical Approach, Asian Agri-History 10: 203-212. (ISSN: 09717730)
  2. Hazarika, Manjil. 2006. Neolithic Culture of Northeast India: A Recent Perspective on the Origins of Pottery and Agriculture, Ancient Asia – Journal of the Society of South Asian Archaeology 1: 25-43. (This paper has been included in the list of suggested background reading of the International Symposium on “Rice and Language across Asia: Crops, Movement, and Social Change” at the Cornell University, Ithaca, USA during September 22-25, 2011).
  3. Hazarika, Manjil. 2008. Archaeological Research in Northeast India: A Critical Review, Journal of Historical Research, Dibrugarh University 16: 1-14.
  4. Hazarika, Manjil, 2008. Prehistoric Importance of Northeast India: Some Theoretical Considerations, Proceedings of North East India History Association 28: 22-36.
  5. Hazarika, Manjil. 2009. Aerial Archaeology and Remote Sensing in Indian Archaeological Research, AARGnews, The Newsletter of the Aerial Archaeology Research Group 39: 36-37.
  6. Hazarika, Manjil. 2012. Lithic Industries with Palaeolithic Elements in Northeast India, Quaternary International – The Journal of the International Union of Quaternary Research 269: 48-58.
  7. Dikshit, K.N. and Manjil Hazarika. 2012. The Earliest Pottery in East Asia: A Review. Puratattva – An Annual Journal of the Indian Archaeological Society 42: 227-237. 
  8. Dikshit, K.N. and Manjil Hazarika. 2012. The Neolithic Cultures of Northeast India and Adjoining Regions: A Comparative Study. Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology 7: 98-148.
  9. Hazarika, Manjil. 2013. On the Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous Ethnic Groups in Northeast India. Tai Culture – Interdisciplinary Tai Studies Series (Route of the Roots: Tai Asiatic Cultural Interaction) 23: 85-101.
  10. Hazarika, Manjil. 2015. Man and Environment in Northeast India: An Ecological Perspective. Man in India 95 (2): 153-183.
  11. Hazarika, Manjil. 2015. Sacred Groves: Linking conservation with religion in North East India. EcoWhisper 2(1): 33-38.
  12. Dibishada B. Garnayak, Manjil Hazarika, and Kulbhushan Mishra. 2014-2015. Cultural Interaction between Ancient Abyssinia and India: Archaeological Sources from 1st to 7th century AD. Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology 10-11: 133-146.
  13. Anne Dambricourt Malassé, Mukesh Singh, Baldev Karir, Claire Gaillard, Vipnesh Bhardwaj, Anne-Marie Moigne, Salah Abdessadok, Cécile Chapon Sao, Julien Gargani, Alina Tudryn, Thomas Calligaro, Amandeep Kaur, Surinder Pal, and Manjil Hazarika. 2016. Anthropic activities in the fossiliferous Quranwala Zone, 2.6 Ma, Siwaliks of Northwest India, historical context of the discovery and scientific investigations. Comptes Rendus Palevol 15 (3-4): 295-316. (Special volume on Human origins in the Indian sub-continent).
  14. Hazarika, Manjil. 2016. Tracing Post-Pleistocene Human Movements and Cultural Connections of the Eastern Himalayan Region with the Tibetan Plateau. Archaeological Research in Asia 5: 44-53. (Special volume on The Peopling of the Tibetan Plateau).
  15. Hazarika, Manjil. 2016. Archaeological Reconnaissance in Garbhanga Reserve Forest, Assam. Man and Environment XLI(1): 52-63.
  16. Hazarika, Manjil and Tridib Sharma. 2016. Ancient Gunpowder Technology in Assam. History Today 17: 87-92.

  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2017. Ancient Population Migrations in Northeast India: A closer look at the Ethnolinguistic Prehistory. Man in India 97(1): 231-266.
  2. Sarmah, Shreya and Manjil Hazarika. 2018. Pottery making tradition among the Hira Potters of Mornoi, Goalpara in Assam. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 6: 967-990.
  3. Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2019. Archaeological Remains of Rajaduar Area in North Guwahati, Assam. Ancient Asia 10(4): 1–16.
  4. Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2019. Ancient Pragjyotisha-Kamarupa and Adi Shankaracharya. History Today 20: 09–15.
  5. 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.
  6. Sanathana, YS and Manjil Hazarika. 2020. Iconography of Sage Narada in Indian Sculptural Art: Regional Variations. Ancient Asia 11(3): 1–11.
  7. 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.

Book publication relating subject/research concerned

  1. Tiatoshi Jamir and Manjil Hazarika (Eds). 2014. 50 Years After Daojali-Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India – Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma. New Delhi: Research India Press.
  2. Hazarika Manjil and Colette Vester. 2015. Glimpses of Aksumite Heritage - Through the Artworks of Solomon Weldegebreal. Mekelle: Mekelle University Press.
  3. Hazarika, Manjil. 2017. Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  4. Milan Kumar Chauley and Manjil Hazarika (Eds). 2021. Archaeology in Northeast India – Recent Trends and Future Prospects – Essays Celebrating 150 Years of Research. New Delhi: Research India Press.

Chapters/Articles publications in Books (Research Oriented)

  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2011. A Recent Perspective on the Prehistoric Cultures of Northeast India. In Understanding North East India: Cultural Diversities, Insurgency and Identities, ed. Madhu Rajput, pp. 30-55. New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN: 978-81-7831-239-2).
  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2011. Archaeological Record of Human ‘Movements’ in Northeast India, In People of Contemporary Northeast India, ed. Tiluttoma Baruah, pp. 288-305. Guwahati: Pratisruti Publishers. (ISBN: 81-88705-12-2)
  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2011. Shared Cultural Background of certain Northeast Indian Tribes: Some Thoughts in Archaeological Perspective. In The North East Umbrella: Cultural-Historical Interaction and Isolation of the Tribes in the Region (Pre-History to 21st Century), eds. Marco Mitri and Desmond Kharmawphlang, pp. 16-36. Shillong: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures Publication. (ISBN: 81-85408-00-54)
  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2012. Common Cultural Elements of the Tribal Groups of Northeast India, In Northeast India: Social and Cultural Stratifications, ed. Madhu Rajput. New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN: 978-81-7831-264-4)
  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2013. Cord-impressed Pottery in Neolithic-Chalcolithic Context of Eastern India, In Neolithic-Chalcolithic Cultures of Eastern India, ed. K.N. Dikshit, 78-110. New Delhi: Indian Archaeological Society. (ISBN: 978-81-910635-1-6)
  1. Hazarika, Manjil. 2013. Glimpses of Eastern Himalayan Prehistory, In Eastern Himalaya, ed. Madhu Rajput, 15-86. New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd. (ISBN: 978-93-7831-311-0).
  1. Jamir, Tiatoshi and Manjil Hazarika. 2014. Introduction. In 50 Years After Daojali-Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India – Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma, eds. Tiatoshi Jamir and Manjil Hazarika, 1-20. New Delhi: Research India Press. (ISBN: 978-81-89131-90-6).
  1. Sarma, Pranab Jyoti and Manjil Hazarika. 2014. Situating Northeast Indian Archaeology in Chronological Perspective: Fresh Observations. In 50 Years After Daojali-Hading: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Northeast India – Essays in Honour of Tarun Chandra Sharma, eds. Tiatoshi Jamir and Manjil Hazarika, 37-59. New Delhi: Research India Press. (ISBN: 978-81-89131-90-6).
  1. Paul A. Yule, Curt Hilbrig and Manjil Hazarika. 2017. The Excavation, 2013‒16. In Mifsas Baḥri: a Late Aksumite Frontier Community in the Mountains of Southern Tigray  - Survey, Excavation and Analysis, 2013–16, eds. Michela Gaudiello and Paul A. Yule, 1-13. Oxford: BAR Publishing. (ISBN 9781407315799)
  1. Manjil Hazarika and Tsehay Terefe. 2017. Small Lithic Finds from Mifsas Baḥri. In Mifsas Baḥri: a Late Aksumite Frontier Community in the Mountains of Southern Tigray  - Survey, Excavation and Analysis, 2013–16, eds. Michela Gaudiello and Paul A. Yule, 80-87. Oxford: BAR Publishing. (ISBN 9781407315799)
  1. Manjil Hazarika. 2019. Neolithic Pottery of Eastern Himalaya and Northeast India. In Development of Neolithic Cultures and Diversity of Pottery, Amsadong Site Research Series, Vol. 3, ed. Kidong Bae, 79-108. Seoul: National Museum of Korea.
  1. Milan Kumar Chauley and Manjil Hazarika. 2021. Preface. In Archaeology in Northeast India – Recent Trends and Future Prospects – Essays Celebrating 150 Years of Research, eds. Milan Kumar Chauley and Manjil Hazarika. New Delhi: Research India Press.

Students

Sl.No Name Research Topic Roll No
1 Sanathana Y S Historical Archaeology, Art, Architecture and Iconography
2 Jutimala Misra Material Culture, Ethno-archaeology, Ancient Metal Technology
3 Jougathi Basumatary Prehistory, Ethno-archaeology
4 Shreya Sarmah Buddhism, Historical Archaeology, Pottery Studies

Other Informations

Awards and Distinctions:

1. Received Pandit Hemchandra Goswami Memorial Award for scoring highest mark among the students of Dhekial HS School in HSSLC Examination for the session of 1998-99, conducted by Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Guwahati
2. Received Prof. H.D. Sankalia Memorial Gold Medal Award for securing First class First Position in MA Examination in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology (2003-2005) conducted by Deccan College, Pune.
3. Received Prof. S.N. Rajaguru Geoarchaeology Cash Prize Award for scoring highest mark in the paper ‘Environmental Archaeology (Geoarchaeology)’ of MA Examination in AIHC and Archaeology (2003-2005) conducted by Deccan College, Pune.
4. Received Late Shri Katragadda Subbaiah Cash Prize Award for scoring highest mark in the paper ‘Protohistory of South Asia’ of MA Examination in AIHC and Archaeology (2003-2005) conducted by Deccan College, Pune.
5. Awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship by European Commission for European Master in Quaternary and Prehistory in Universitat Rovira i virgili, Spain.
6. Scored highest accolade of summa cum laude (PhD with highest honour) for the PhD Dissertation entitled “Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Burman Linguistic Dispersals in Northeast India: An Archaeological Perspective” submitted to Bern University, Switzerland.
7. Recognized as Distinguished Scholar in the field of Indian Archaeology by the Archaeological Survey of India, Govt. of India, New Delhi
8. Invited by Seoul National University of South Korea for delivering Special Lectures for Korean Scholars, as part of Prominent Foreign Scholar Program during December 2017.

Association with Professional Bodies:

1. Life Member of Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS), India
2. Life Member of Indian Archaeological Society (IAS), India
3. Life Member of North East India History Association (NEIHA), India
4. Life Member of Palaeo Research Society (PRS), India
5. Life Member of Linguistic Society of India (LSI), India
6. Founder Member of Heritage Conservation Society of Assam (HeCSA), India
7. Student Member of World Archaeological Congress, (WAC), 2008-2012
8. Student Member of International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), 2010

Paper Presentations (International):

1. Presented a paper on “Homo erectus / ergaster and Out of Africa: Recent Development in Paleoanthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology” at the Intensive Course on Biological Anthropology organized by the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and the EAA (European Anthropological Association), during 16th – June 30th 2007.
2. Presented a paper on “The First “Out of Africa”: Age, Routes and Hominids” at the Intensive program on “First Human Settlements in Eurasia”, during 1st -13th July 2007, at the Centre Européen de recherché Préhistoriques, Tautavel, France organised by Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France.
3. Presented a paper on “Northeast India: a Potential Zone for Early Domestication of Plants and Animals”, at the 6th World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6), during 29th June to 4th July, 2008, at the University College Dublin, Ireland.
4. Presented a paper on “Prehistoric Cultural Affinities between Southeast Asia, East Asia and Northeast India: An Exploration”, at the 12th International conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists during 1st to 5th September 2008 held at the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands.
5. Presented a paper on “Palaeolithic Cultural Evidences in Northeast India: A Survey”, at the International Workshop on Plio-Pleistocene Environments and Hominin Adaptations in India, in Bhopal during 1st to 5th December, 2008, organized by Stone Age Institute, USA and Panjab University, India.
6. Presented a paper on “Cultural Links of Northeast India with Southeast Asia and South China during Holocene” at the 3rd LIMPACS {IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme), PAGES (Past Global Changes)} International Conference on “Holocene Lake Records: Patterns, Impacts, Causes, and Societal Importance of Abrupt Hydrological Changes” during 5th- 8th March, 2009, held at the Panjab University, India.
7. Presented a paper on “Late Quaternary Archaeological Record of Northeast India and its bearing on the Prehistory of Himalaya and Adjoining Regions” at the International Conference on the Prehistory of Tibetan Plateau during 21-24 August, 2011, at the Center for Tibetan Studies of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
8. Presented a poster on “Origin and Development of Rice Agriculture: Perspectives from Northeast India” at the International Symposium on Rice and Language across Asia: Crops, Movement, and Social Change during 22 – 25 September, 2011, at the Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
9. Presented a paper on “Ancient Population Movements in Northeast India” at the International Seminar on Human Evolution and Population Migration during 7th – 9th December, 2011, at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata.
10. Presented a paper on “Ethnoarchaeological Investigations among the Hill Karbis of Southern Kamrup, Assam” at the 18th Himalayan Languages Symposium, during 10-12 September 2012 at the Department of Linguistics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
11. Presented a paper on “Ancient Population Migrations in Northeast India: A closer look at the Ethnolinguistic Prehistory” at the Conference on Migrations and Transfers in Prehistory: Asian and Oceanic Ethnolinguistic Phylogeography during 27 – 31 July, 2014 at the Bern University, Switzerland.
12. Presented a paper on “Ancient Population Movements across Northeast India and Southeast Asia: Insights from Archaeology and Prehistory” at the INTACH International Conference on 'Oral Traditions: Continuity and Transformations: North East India and South East Asia”, during 1st – 4th February, 2016 at Pinewood Hotel, Shillong.
13. Presented a paper on “Ancient Cultural Linkages between Northeast India and Myanmar: Insights from Archaeology” at the International Conference on “North East India – Myanmar (Burma): Ethnic and Cultural Linkages”, during 28-29 September, 2016 at Manipur University, Imphal, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Janpath, New Delhi.
14. Presented a paper on “Early Human Colonisation in the Indian Subcontinent: Recent Evidences” at the International Seminar on Archaeological Heritage of South Asia during 19th – 21st November 2017 organised by the Directorate of Archaeology, Govt. of Assam.
15. Presented a paper (jointly with Bratatee Barman and Y S Sanathana) on “Rescuing the Archaeological Heritage in Assam: Pertinence of Salvage Archaeological Approach” at the International Conference on Salvage Archaeology and Recent Researches on the Megalithic Cultures of South Asia during 12th – 14th March 2018 organised by the Commissionerate of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Deccan College, Pune.

Paper Presentations (National):

1. Presented a paper on “Periodisation in Indian Prehistory with Special Reference to Northeast India” presented at the Workshop on the “Harappan Culture in Gujarat: Problems and Perspective” held in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, M.S. University, Baroda, during 11-12 December 2004.
2. Presented a paper on “Prehistoric Importance of Northeast India: Some Theoretical Considerations”, at the Twentieth sessionsof North East India History Association (NEIHA), at Goalpara College, Assam.
3. Presented a paper on “Water Tanks in Assam in Historical Perspectives” at the National Research Seminar on “Water Conservation System in Ancient and Medieval India”, during 6th to 7th December, 2008, held in Dr. Bhagavan Dasgupta Memorial Research Institute, Jhansi, India.
4. Presented a paper on “Early Farming Communities of Northeast India: A Recent Perspective” at the National Seminar on “Cultures of the Northeast India: Ethnic and Archaeological Background” during 5th -7th November 2009, held at the Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkata, India in collaboration of the Indian Museum, Kolkata.
5. Presented a paper on “A Recent Perspective on the Prehistoric Cultures of Northeast India”at the National Seminar on “Assimilation and Alienation of North-East States in Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Situation” during 20th- 21st November, 2009, held at the Dept. of Western History, University of Lucknow, India.
6. Presented a paper on “Northeast Indian Biodiversity and its Implications in Understanding Origins of Agriculture and Farming” at the National Seminar on “Biodiversity of Northeast India and its Future Concern” during 10th -11th February, 2010 organised at the Department of Zoology, Mangaldai College, Mangaldai, Assam in collaboration with Zoological Society of Assam.
7. Presented a paper on “Ethnoarchaeological Approach in Doing Ethnohistory in Northeast India” at the National Seminar on “Doing Ethno History in North East India: New Approaches and Perspectives” during 19th – 20th February, 2010 organised by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), North East Regional Centre at the ICHR Library, Gauhati University Campus, Guwahati.
8. Presented a paper on “Pottery Technology of Northeast India in Historical Perspective”, at the Workshop cum Conference of the History of Indian Science and Technology at Rajasthan Vidyapeeth during 12th – 14th January, 2011.
9. Presented a paper on “Vernacular Architecture and Housing Technology of Certain Communities of Assam” (jointly with Tridib Sharma), at the Workshop cum Conference of the History of Indian Science and Technology at Rajasthan Vidyapeeth during 12th – 14th January, 2011.
10. Presented a paper on “Archaeological Background of Certain Religious Believes in North East India: A Study based on Ecological Perspective” at the National Seminar on Religion, Society and Ecology in North East India at the Department of History, Dibrugarh University during 4th -5th March, 2011.
11. Presented a paper on “Archaeological Investigations in the Foothills of Southern Part of Kamrup District, Assam”, at the Inter-Congress of the Society of South Asian Archaeology Bhopal, 13th- 14th March, 2012.
12. Presented a paper on “Reconstructing ‘Neolithic’ Culture of Northeast Indian Uplands: Recent Field Data” at the Conference on Early Agro-Pastoral Cultures of South Asia organized by the Archaeological Survey of India, Bangalore during 8th – 10th September 2012.
13. Presented a paper jointly with K.N. Dikshit on “Early Farming Cultures of Northeast India and Adjoining Regions: Reassessment of the Genesis and Growth” at the Conference on Early Agro-Pastoral Cultures of South Asia organized by the Archaeological Survey of India, Bangalore during 8th – 10th
September 2012.
14. Presented a paper on “An assessment of the tourism sector of Ethiopia with special reference to Tigray Region in the light of growing tourism industry in India” at the National Conference on Heritage Tourism in Ethiopia organized by the Institute of Paleoenvironment and Heritage Conservation, Mekelle
University, Ethiopia on 28th December 2013.
15. Presented a paper on “Recent Advances in Theory and Practice of Heritage Management: Lessons for Ethiopia” at the National Conference on The State of Art of Heritage Management in Ethiopia organized by the Institute of Paleoenvironment and Heritage Conservation, Mekelle University, Ethiopia
on 7th June 2014.
16. Presented a paper on “Archaeological Landscape of Aksum in Ethiopia: Need for Developing an Open-Air Museum” at the National Workshop on "Anthropology and Museums" for Teachers of Anthropology from 11th to 14th January, 2016, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal.
17. Presented a paper on “Archaeological Heritage of Northeast India: The Issue of Identity” at the National Seminar on "The Crisis of Multiple Identities in Contemporary World" during 15 to 17 February 2016 at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Guwahati.
18. Presented a paper (co-author Y.S. Sanathana) on “Early Medieval Spiritual Landscape of Guwahati: An Inter-site Analysis” at the National Conference on ‘Recent Researches in History, Archaeology, Epigraphy and Numismatics”, during 24th – 25th December 2017, organised by the Sathaye College,
Mumbai.
19. Presented a paper on “Lowland-Upland Cultural Interaction in Northeast India: Archaeological Evidences” at the Two Days National Seminar on “Revisiting Hill-Valley Connection in North-East India”, during 5th – 6th January 2018, organised by Aryabhatta College, University of Delhi and North-East Centre, New Delhi at Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
20. Presented a paper on “Archaeological Signatures of Cultural Connections between Northeast India and Myanmar” at the National Seminar on “North East India and Myanmar: Revisiting Cultural and Civilizational Connections” during 22-24 March, 2018, organized by the MAKAIS, Kolakata Department of History, Manipur University, Imphal.

Participation in archaeological excavations and explorations:

Siddhapur, Morgaon, Guhagar in Maharashtra; Masol in Chandigarh; Garbhanga Reserve Forest in Assam; Myrkhan in Meghalaya; Cansaladeta in Spain; MifsasBahri, Quiha, Mariam Nazrie and Aksum in Ethiopia

Other Courses and programs:

1. Attended III Aerial Archaeology Research School at Foggia, Italy during 18 – 27 May 2007.
2. Attended the Intensive Course on Biological Anthropology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic during 16th – June 30th 2007.
3. Attended the Intensive program on “First Human Settlements in Eurasia”, during 1st -13th July 2007, at the Centre Européen de recherché Préhistoriques, Tautavel, France.
4. Attended the short term course on “Mechanical and Chemical Sedimentation in Rock-shelter Context” 1st November 2006 in the Abric Romani Mousterian site and the Upper Paleolithic Abric Agut and Costa dén Manel sites, Spain.
5. Attended the 1st International Workshop on “Advances in Remote Sensing for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management”, during30th September to 4th October, 2008, held the CNR, Rome, Italy.
6. Attended the ICHR sponsored Workshop on “Archaeological Ceramics and Stone Tools”, at the IITG (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati), during 10th to 14th November 2008, organized by the IITG, ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research, North East Regional Centre), and CASTEI (Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India, Kolkata.
7. Attended the International Workshop on Digital Preservation of Archaeological Heritage during 18th to 19th October, 2010 held at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur organized by the IIT, Kanpur, International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and University of Allahabad.
8. Attended the National Workshop on "Anthropology and Museums" for Teachers of Anthropology from 11th to 14th January, 2016, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal.
9. Attended the UGC Sponsored 110th Orientation Course at the Human Resource Development Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi during 23rd July 2018 to 17th August 2018.