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V.N. Prabhakar

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V.N. Prabhakar

Associate Professor , Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 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



  • Work Experience

    • Director (Exploration & Excavation), Archaeological Survey of India (July 2018 – present)
    • Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (July 2017 – present)
    • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (April 2014 – March 2017)
    • Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi (Apr 2011 – July 2018)
    • Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad (July 2009 - Apr 2011)
    • Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad (Aug 2008 - July 2009)
    • Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi (Jun 2003 - July 2008)
    • Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad (Oct 2001 - May 2003)
    • Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Agra (Mar 1997 - Sep 2001)

  • Selected Publications

    • 2018. Ruman Banerjee, V.N. Prabhakar, R.S. Bisht. Harappan blade implements: Literature Survey and Future Perspectives. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 6. 2018. pp. 276–298. ISSN 2347–5463

    • 2017. V.N. Prabhakar, Ravi Korisettar. Ground survey to aerial survey: methods and best practices in systematic archaeological explorations and excavations, Current Science, 113, pp. 1873–1890, ISSN 0011–3891, Impact Factor: 0.843.

    • 2016. V.N. Prabhakar. An Overview of the Stone Bead Drilling Technology in South Asia from Earliest Times to Harappans. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 4, pp. 47–74, ISSN 2347–5463.

    • 2015. V.N. Prabhakar. A Survey of Burial Practices in the Late / Post-Urban Harappan Phase during the Second and First Millennium BCE. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 3 (2015): pp. 54–83, ISSN 2347–5463.

    • 2015. V.N. Prabhakar, Shahida Ansari. Recent Archaeological Investigations of the Harappan site of Rupnagar, Punjab, Puratattva, 45, pp. 154–164, ISSN 0970–2105.

    • 2015. V. Nandagopal Prabhakar. Analysis of the Ernestite Stone Drills from Dholavira Excavation, in Vincent Lefevre, Aurore Didier, Benjamin Mutin (eds) South Asian Archaeology and Art 2012, Proceedings of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology 2012, Turnhout, pp. 257–270.