Prof.Krishnan K

Department           Department of Archaelogy and Ancient History

Contact No           9427015168

Email Id               k.krishnan-archaeology@msubaroda.ac.in

Faculty                Faculty of Arts

Designation         Professor(CAS)

Education Details

EducationUniversity NameStatePassing Year
Post DoctoralCambridge UniversityUnited Kingdom9-1992
PhDThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaGujarat6-1987
Post GraduateThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaGujarat5-1982
GraduateUniversity of KeralaKerala10-1979

Experience Detail

Employer NameDesignationNature of JobStart DateEnd DateCurrently Working
Registrar, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, VadodaraProfessorTeaching5-2-1988--

Research Details

TitleFunding AgencyProject NatureDurationStatusDate
Holy Lands: Scoping the nexus between heritage, pilgrimage and diaspora in IndiaICHR-AHRCInterdisciplinary12Sanctioned1-4-2020
Promoting Sustainable Pilgrimage and the Protection of Heritage Sites in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh UGC-UKIERIMajor36Ongoing1-3-2017
Climate and Culture: Environmental Contextualization of the Development of Human Society in Western and Central India UGC-UKIERIMajor15Completed1-1-2015
Benchmarking the Social and Economic Impacts of Cultural Heritage: a comparative pilot studyBritish CouncilMajor12Completed1-10-2013

 
Ph.D. Guidance Detail

Student NameTopicstatus
Prathapachandran. S.Socio-economic interactions of Romans and Persians in the settlements of early Historic GujaratRegistered
Disha AhluwaliaSettlement Pattern of Painted Grey Ware using communities in Ghaggar basin, RajasthanRegistered
Tanmay GoswamiThe early historic archaeology of the adjoining regions of Gulf of KutchRegistered
Bhakti GohilStudying Culture-Environment Interactions in Western and Central India during the Holocene: a morphological approachRegistered
Aditya SinghArchaeology of Anga Region: Reading Archaeological and Literary EvidenceRegistered
Nisha Rani DasArchaeology of early settlers of Assam RegionRegistered
Rajalakshmi KarakulamSubsistence Pattern in Western India during Chalcolithic PeriodRegistered
Ritvik BalvallyOverseas Cultural Contact: West Asia to Indian sub-continent with special emphasis on Western IndiaSynopsis Submitted
Vrushab MaheshIdentity and Traditions of Memorial Stones in Hassan District, KarnatakaCompleted
Oishi RoySocio-cultural Traits of Vidarbhan Megaliths based on archaeometallurgical and ethnographic studiesCompleted
Smitha S. KumarThe Role of Buddhism in the Development of Urban Centres in Maldives IslandsCompleted
Vinod. VSpecialization in Harappan PotteryProduction: A Case Study from GujaratCompleted
Rajesh .S.V.A Comprehensive Study of Regional Chalcolithic Cultures of GujaratCompleted
Jenee PeterDimensions of Megalithic Culture of Kerala in relation to Peninsular India: An Interdisciplinary ApproachCompleted
Ambika PatelIron Technology in Early Historic India: A Case Study of GujaratCompleted
Kiran DimriChalcolithic Settlements in Bhogava and Sukhbhadar ValleyCompleted
Kajal ShahA Study of Black and Red Ware of Western indian Chalcolithic Cultures: A Natural Science ApproachCompleted

Books Published

Book TitlePublisher NameISBNPublished Year
Buddha Rashmi Vesak Volume: Essays in Buddhism and Buddhist Monastic Archaeology.Central Cultural Fund of Sri LankaISSN/ISBN: 978-955-613-330-12017

Papers Presented

Paper TitlePaper ThemeOrganising BodyPlacePublished Year
Monument in Isolation: Issues in the Conservation and Preservation of Mohenjodaro, the South Asian Bronze Age Settlement recognized as UNESCO World HeritageComparative Regional Archaeological Workshop and Field Tour in the Greater Lumbini Area UNESCO and Lumbini Development AuthorityLumbini3-2020
A note on the recent explorations of Megalithic monuments of BelagaviIron Age in Peninsular IndiaJoint annual conference of IAS, ISPQS and IHCS Thiruvanathapuram11-2019
Science Based Researches in South Asian Ceramics and their Cultural ImplicationsWorkshop on Archaeological Ceramic StudiesTamil UniversityTanjavur9-2019
Understanding the Archaeology of CeramicsWorkshop on Archaeological Ceramic StudiesTamil UniversityTanjavur9-2019
Introduction to Categorization and Characterization of Archaeological CeramicsWorkshop on Archaeological Ceramic StudiesTamil UniversityTanjavur9-2019
Compositional Variation in Pottery fromHarappa: Comparing the Ravi, Kot Diji, Harappan and Late Harappan PeriodsRecent Archaeological Advances in Ceramic, Copper/ Bronze, and Iron Technologies in Ancient South Asia; The 47th Annual Conference on South AsiaUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, USAMadison, Wisconsin, USA10-2018
Identity and Heritage at Champaner-Pavgadh. Balancing Visitors and Pilgrims at a multi-faith Heritage SiteInternational Workshop on Heritage and IdentityDepartment of Archaeology, Durham UniversityDurham, UK6-2018
Champaner-Pavgadh Archaeological Park: A Review and Pathway Towards Benchmarking Social and Economic ImpactsInternational Workshop on Social and Economic Impacts of Heritage and its Potential for DevelopmentThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Durham University, University of Allahabad and Archaeological Survey of IndiaVadodara5-2018
Complexities in Indus Ceramic TechnologyDialogue of Civilizations - IVNational Geographic, Archaeological Survey of India and Indian Institute of Technology, GandinagarGandhinagar10-2017
Studies on Indus Ceramic Industries: Complexities, Challenges and ProspectsHarappan TechnologyIndian National Science AcademyNew Delhi9-2017
Protecting Heritage Sites: Calamities and ChallengesInternational Workshop on Protecting Heritage Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal; AHRC, UK; UNESCO Chair, Durham University; ICOMOS, Nepal and University of SterlingKathmandu, Nepal9-2017
Veeragals of Hassan District, Karnataka: A reading of their chronological spatial distributionsArchaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklores of the North-east IndiaIndian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society and National Museum UniversityRajiv Gandhi University, Central University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh4-2017
Indus Ceramic Industries: An investigation into their ComplexitiesArchaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklores of the North-east Indiandian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society and National Museum UniversityRajiv Gandhi University, Central University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh4-2017
Understanding Ancient Iron Technology of the Vidarbhan Megalithic: An Archaeo-Metallurgical and Ethnographic PerspectiveArchaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklores of the North-east IndiaIndian Archaeological Society and Indian History and Culture SocietyRajiv Gandhi University, Central University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh 4-2017
Exploring the early historic/ early medieval and medieval settlements of the Mahi RiverArchaeology, History, Art, Museums and Folklores of the North-east IndiaIndian Archaeological Society, Indian History and Culture Society and National Museum UniversityRajiv Gandhi University, Central University, Rono Hills, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh 4-2017
Contextualizing the PastField ArchaeologyUniversity of KeralaThiruvanathapuram1-2017
Form, Function and Fabric: the Archaeology of CeramicsArchaeology: New Trends and PerspectivesArchaeological Survey of IndiaThrissur9-2016
Perceiving the Veeragal Tradition in Hassan District, KarnatakaArchaeology of BurialsDepartment of Archaeology, University of KeralaThiruvanathapuram1-2016
Situating Ubali in the Megalithic Context of VidarbhaArchaeology of BurialsDepartment of Archaeology, University of KeralaThiruvanathapuram1-2016
Recent prehistoric Surveys in Sehore and Hoshangabad Districts of Madhya Pradesh (2014-15)Annual conference of IAS, ISPQS and IHCS University of HyderabadHyderabad12-2015
Field investigations in Bhal Region, Gujarat (Poster Presentation)New perspectives on Pre-and Protohistory in India in PuneDeccan College, PunePune8-2015

Published Articles/Papers in Journals/Edited Volumes

TitleJournal NameVolume No.Page No.ISSNPublished Year
Low-Density Urbanism in Medieval Sri Lanka: Exploring the Hinterland of PolonnaruvaAsian Perspectives The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific60248-2710066843511-2021
Microlithic occurrences associated with sediments dated to terminal Pleistocene-late Holocene in the central Narmada basin, Madhy Pradesh, IndiaGeological Society, London, Special Publications  51520202166-2021
Multi-proxy records of late Holocene flood events from the lower reaches of the Narmada River, Western India Frontiers in Earth Sciences91-162296 64635-2021
Awakening Myths, Legends and HeritageArchaeology, Cultural Heritage, Protection and Community Engagement131-44 10-2019
Perceiving the Mind - A Journey Through Indian Rock ArtUnderstanding Rock Art of India-China: Rock Arts of India1147-154 10-2019
Sassanian Glazed Ware from Western IndiaHeritage:Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology6299-3092347546310-2019
Understanding Ancient Iron Technology of the Vidarbhan Megalithic: An Archaeo-Metallurgical and Ethnographic PerspectivePratna Samiksha A Journal of Archaeology9115-1362229797912-2018
Indus Ceramic Industries: Complexities, Challenges and ProspectsIndian Journal of History of Science53263-2700019523511-2018
Pre-Prabhas Assemblage in Gujarat. An Assessment based on Material Culture from Somnath, Datrana and JananWalking with the Unicorn - Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume 1495-517 11-2018
The Art and Technology of Reserving a slip. A Complex side of Indus Ceramic TraditionWalking with the Unicorn - Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume 1318-326 11-2018
Fish Exploitation During the Harappan Period at Bagasara in Gujarat, India. An Ichthyoarchaeological Approach Walking with the Unicorn - Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume 11-18 11-2018
Glimpses of Buddhism in Early Historic Gujarat, IndiaBuddha Rashmi Vesak Volume: Essays in Buddhism and Buddhist Monastic Archaeology1157-176 11-2018
Inscribed unicorn seals from Bagasara, Gujarat: A Comparative Analaysis of Morphology, Carving Styles and Distribution PatternsHeritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 51-212347-54634-2018
The character of veergal inscriptions – a reading of the engraved recordsHeritage; Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology584-992347-54634-2018
At the Forest Edge: general Observations on New Microlithic Occurences in the Central Narmada basin, Madhya PradeshRethinking the Past: A Tribute to Professor V.N. Mishra765-80ISBN 978-81-908330-6-64-2018
Roots of Sorath Harappans: A Study Based on the Reanalysis of Ceramics from Padri and Its Surroundings in Gujarat, Western IndiaHarappan Studies: Recent Researches in South Asian Archaeology283-101 9-2017
Understanding the Megalithic Landscape of Ubali, Kalmeshwar Taluk, Nagpur District, Maharashtra Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 486-1042347-54639-2017
The Hero-stone Tradition and its Chronology in Hassan District, KarnatakaSwarajya Smriti, Homage to Dr. S.P. Gupta1302-311 9-2017
Assessing the Early Historic Indian Ocean Trade through CeramicsImperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris 225-261 9-2017
Thermally re-distributed IRSL (RD-IRSL): A new possibility of dating sediments near B/M boundaryQuaternary Geochronology30154-1601871-10141-2017
Revisiting the Joshipur Rockshelter Complex (Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh) Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology3105-1272347-54631-2017
Scenario of Chalcolithic Site Surveys in GujaratPakistan Heritage71-342073-64IX1-2017

Refresher/Orientantion Course


Contribution in Conducting Professional/Academic Programmes

TitleProgrammeParticipated asDate
International Workshop on Commodity, Resource or Heirloom? Investigating the Social, Economic and Ethical Values of Cultural HeritageWorkshopCo-Ordinator30-9-2015
International Workshop (UK-India) on “Heritage and Identity”WorkshopResource Person26-6-2018
International Workshop on Social and Economic Impacts of Heritage and its Potential for DevelopmentWorkshopCo-Ordinator21-5-2018

Awards

Name of Awarding AgencyDetailsAddress of Awarding AgencyLevelDate
Antiquity JournalRewriting World ArchaeologyAntiquity Journal, Department of Archaeology< Durham University International14-6-2021
Institute of Medieval and Early Medieval StudiesStudies in World Heritage SeriesDurham University, Durham, UKInternational13-5-2021
La Trobe UniversityVisiting Research Fellowship International1-3-2019

Teacher Talks

TitleParticipated asPlaceDate
Complexities of the Indus Ceramic Tradition: Provenance and TechnologyInvited SpeakerTwo Rains Conference (Online), Cambridge University, Cambridge1-6-2021
Scope of Petrological Analysis in Studying Archaeological CeramicsInvited SpeakerOnline Lecture organized by ICHR Western Region Centre, Pune31-10-2020
Archaeology and Heritage: Future ProspectsInvited SpeakerMaharajas College, Ernakulam26-8-2019
Conceiving Resolutions on Heritage and its ManagementInvited SpeakerDeakin University, Mebourne, Australia13-3-2019
Science-based Studies on South Asian Ceramics and their Cultural ImplicationsInvited SpeakerLa Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia7-3-2019
Science Based Researches in South Asian Ceramics and their Cultural ImplicationsInvited SpeakerIIT, Gandhinagar7-2-2019
Archaeology of CeramicsInvited SpeakerIIT, Gandhinagar6-2-2019
Scientific Analysis of Ceramics and its Cultural ImplicationsInvited SpeakerTilaurakot Museum, Nepal17-1-2019
Introduction to Ceramic AnalysisInvited SpeakerTilaurakot Museum, Nepal16-1-2019
Archaeology of the Harappan Hinterland: Excavations at Vejalka, a rural Harappan Settlement in Saurashtra, Gujarat, IndiaInvited SpeakerDepartment of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA5-10-2018
Crash Course in Field and Applied Archaeology / Archaeometry: Provenance AnalysisInvited SpeakerIndian Museum, Kolkata9-8-2018
Crash Course in Field and Applied Archaeology / Archaeometry: Dating TechniquesInvited SpeakerIndian Museum, Kolkata8-8-2018
Theory and Explanations in ArchaeologyInvited SpeakerExcavation Camp at Barnawa, Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India15-3-2018
Archaeology of CeramicsInvited SpeakerExcavation Camp at Barnawa, Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India14-3-2018
Within the Broken SherdsInvited SpeakerAllahabad University4-3-2016
The Past: Piecing TogetherInvited SpeakerAllahabad University3-3-2016
Ancient Technology: Traditional and Science Based Methods to Reconstruct Ancient Ceramic Technologies and also Establishing Their Social RelevanceInvited SpeakerRashtrasant Tukdoji Maharashtra Nagpur University, Nagpur 6-1-2016
Artefact Analysis and Interpretation: Traditional Archaeological Methods and Methods from Material SciencesInvited SpeakerRashtrasant Tukdoji Maharashtra Nagpur University, Nagpur 5-1-2016
Climate and Culture.Invited SpeakerUniversity of Exeter, Exeter, U.K.2-11-2015
Disappearing Heritage: Challenges from UrbaismInvited SpeakerCentre for Urban Studies, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda 16-10-2015
Approaches to the Study of the PastInvited SpeakerForum For Contemporary Theory, Belvant Parekh Centre, Vadodara18-9-2015
In search of the pastInvited SpeakerAlumni Association, Department of Russian, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda25-8-2015
Reading the past an archaeological exerciseInvited SpeakerInstitute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management, Ahmedabad14-8-2015
Understanding the Dimensions of Ancient Technology: Application of Scientific MethodsInvited SpeakerElectrical Research and Development Association, Government of Gujarat, Vadodara1-5-2015