Research Interests: Archaeozoology and taphonomy, Bioarchaeology, Application of sciences in archaeology, Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, Human-environment interactions in the past and present



  • BA: Mysore University, 2004
  • MA: Deccan College, Pune, 2006
  • MSc: Sikkim Manipal University, 2010
  • MSc: University of Ferrara, Italy and National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France, 2013
  • Double PhD: Deccan College, Pune (2014); University of Ferrara, Italy and National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France (2018).


Selected Publications:

  • Pineda, A., S. Channarayapatna, G. Lembo, C. Peretto, P. Saladie and U. Thun Hohenstein. 2020. A taphonomic and zooarchaeological study of the early Middle Pleistocene 3 colluvio level from Isernia La Pineta (Molise, Italy). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 33.
  • Thun Hohenstein, U., S. Channarayapatna, F. D’argenio, F. Grandi, and C. Peretto. 2019. Nuovi Dati Archeozoologici dal Sito di Isernia La Pineta (Molise, Italia). In Atti 8° Convegno Nazionale di Archeozoologia, Lecce, 2015, 3-12. ISBN: 978-88-8305-148-7. DOI: 10.1285/i9788883051487p3.
  • Channarayapatna, S. 2018. A Study of Animal Utilization Strategies from Early to Late Harappan Periods in Haryana; South Asian Archaeology Series 3. Edited by Akinori Uesugi. Kyoto, Japan. (ISBN 978-4-9909150-3-2).
  • Channarayapatna, S., P. Valensi and U. Thun Hohenstein. 2018. Archaeozoological analyses of large mammals from the prehistoric cave site of Lazaret, France: A case study of Archaeostratigraphic Unit 28. Actas de las IX Jornadas de Jovenes en Investigacion Arqueologica, Santander 8-11 June 2016: 399- 407.
  • Channarayapatna, S., G. Lembo, C. Peretto and U. Thun Hohenstein. 2018. Application of GIS to study the distribution of select taphonomic agents and their effects on the faunal remains from 3 Colluvium level of Isernia La Pineta. Quaternaire 29 (1) : 31-38.
  • Hassani, M., P. Valensi, S. C. Visweswara, V. Michel, K. El. Guennouni and H. de Lumley. 2017. Les petits ongulés de la grotte Acheuléano-Moustérienne du Lazaret (Nice, France) – Origine anthropique ou carnivore ? L’Anthropologie 121: 367-393.
  • Joglekar, P. P., C.V. Sharada and G.S Abhayan. 2013. Faunal Diversity during the Harappan Period in Haryana: A Review. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 1: 262-287.


Work Experience:

    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Feb 2019 to present)
    • Research Fellow, University of Ferrara, Italy (2015 – 2017)
    • Project Assistant, Deccan College, Pune (2006)