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V.N. Prabhakar

Associate Professor
  • BSc: University of Madras, 1991
  • MA: University of Madras, 1993
  • PG Diploma (Archaeology): Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi, 1995
  • PhD: Kurukhsetra University, 2013
  • Email: vnprabhu -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Research Interests: Archaeology of protohistorical India, Harappan archaeology, Scientific techniques applied to archaeology



Publications

  • Book Chapter
  • Journal Articles
  • Papers Presented
  • Prabhakar, V. N., “Documentation and analysis of stone drills from Dholavira", in Stone beads of South and Southeast Asia: archaeology, ethnography and global connections, New Delhi, IN: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar and Aryan Books International, 2017, pp. 293-316, ISBN: 9788173055850, 9788173055874.
    Prasad, Ravi Kant; Prabhakar, V. N. and Jain, Vikrant, “Geological aspects of raw materials for stone beads", in Stone beads of South and Southeast Asia: archaeology, ethnography and global connections, New Delhi, IN: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar and Aryan Books International, 2017, pp. 115-126, ISBN: 9788173055850, 9788173055874.
  • Prabhakar, V. N. and Majid, Jaseera C., "Preliminary results of excavation at Karanpura, a Harappan settlement in district Hanumangarh", Man and Environment, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 13-41, 2014.
    Prabhakar, V. N., "Possible convergence of historical literature and archaeology: examples of Harappan burial practices and customs", Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, vol. 2, pp. 152-183, 2014.
    Prabhakar, V. N., “An overview of the stone bead drilling technology in South Asia from earliest times to Harappans”, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, vol. 4, pp. 47-74, 2016.
    Banerjee, Ruman; Prabhakar, V. N. and Bisht, R. S., “Harappan blade implements: a literature review and future perspectives”, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, vol. 6, pp. 276-298, Dec. 2018.
  • Prabhakar, V. N., "Analysis of the ernestite stone drills from Dholavira excavation", in the 22nd conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (EASAA 2014), Stockholm, SE, Jun. 30-Jul. 04, 2014.
    Prabhakar, V. N., "Maritime contacts of the Harappans with mesopotamians", in the Maritime Gujarat and the Western Indian Ocean Cultural Routes Through Time, IIT Gandhinagar, IN, Jan. 19, 2015.
    Prabhakar, V. N., "Recent excavations at Karanpura, district Hanumangarh, Rajasthan", in the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia, The Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, Oct. 22-25, 2015.
    Prabhakar, V. N., "Science and Archaeology in India: challenges and outcomes", in the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia, The Center for South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, Oct. 22-25, 2015.
    Prabhakar, V. N., “Stone bead technology of the Harappans”, in the National Seminar on Ancient Indian Science and Technology (NSAST 2015), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, IN, Oct. 14, 2015.