The study of stone beads, involves scientific investigations as well as understanding in the right cultural perspective. A combination of such a strategy has not evolved fully in south Asia even though a larger history of beads is noticed here. Further, there is a need of standardization of bead studies in terms of typology and technology among the various researchers.

Keeping in view of above objectives, Archaeological Science Centre, IITGN will be conducting a five day (including one day fieldtrip to Lothal and Khambhat) short term course cum workshop on ‘History, Science and Technology of Stone Beads’ from 10—14th August, 2015. This course cum workshop aims to discuss the development of stone beads through the ages, literature/epigraphical references, typology, techniques and sciences involved in their study to interpret the past technology with the help of experts and scholars who are either archaeologists or scientists working in archaeology and allied disciplines.

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