Sukanya Sharma 

Prof. Sukanya Sharma 

Professor & Head 
Education: PhD
Archaeology
sukanya@iitg.ac.in
+91 361 2582559
Room No: 203
Personal Website

Research Interests: Archaeology

Journal Publications


1. Saurav Khuttiya Deori, Sukanya Sharma, Deep Bora ,Utpal Barua, "Comparative material study of ancient Bricks and Mortars of Sivasagar and Charaideo area, Assam, India", AIP Conf. Proc. 2358, 090017-1–090017-8, vol.2358, pp.090017-1-090017-8 [2021], https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0059055

2. Priyanka Tamta and Sukanya Sharma, "Understanding the pattern and distribution of sculptural and architectural remains in the archaeological site of Kamakhya", Archaeological Research in Asia, Elsevier, vol.22, Issue no.1 [2020]

3. Tiatemjen Tzudir, Tiatoshi Jamir, Sukanya Sharma, "Indian Academy of Sciences", Current Science, Scientific analysis of iron ore, iron slag and soils of termite nest from the site of Wui,Nagaland using Optical Microscopy, XRD, Electrical Furnace Test and FESEM, vol.116, Issue no.2, pp.311-319, ISBN.ISSN: 0011-3891 [2019]

4. Jitendra Kumar and Sukanya Sharma, "Slope Instability and Reaarange ment of Sealed Sites: A Study in Digaru-Kolong River Valley", Puratattava, Indian Archaeological Society, vol.48, Issue no.0, pp.199-209, ISBN.ISSN No. 0970-2105 [2019]

5. Pallavi Rani and Sukanya Sharma, "Inspirations of Visual Forms: A Study on Painted Mud Houses of Eastern Jharkhand", Journal of Adivasi andIndigenous Studies, A bi-annual peer-reviewed online journal posted on Academia.edu, vol.IX, Issue no.1, pp.35-55, ISBN.ISSN 2394-5524 [2019]

6. Pankaj Singha, Eshita Mal, Alika Khare, Sukanya Sharma, "A study of archaeological pottery of Northeast India using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)", Journal of Cultural Heritage, Elsevier, vol.33, Issue no.0, pp.71-82 [2018], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.culher.2018.03.0

7. Jitendra Kumar and Sukanya Sharma, "Reconnaissance in Search of Sarutaru", Pratna Samiksha, Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training Eastern India: Kolkata,, vol.9, Issue no.0, pp.1-14, ISBN.2229 7979 [2018]

8. Sukanya Sharma, "The Heritage Issue in India", Journal of Space and Culture, ACCB Publications, England, vol.6, Issue no.3, pp.1-4, ISBN.ISSN 2052-8396 (Onli [2018]

9. Sukanya Sharma, "The People, the Megaliths of Cherrapunjee", in Journal of Heritage Management, SAGE, vol.2, Issue no.1, pp.76-88, ISBN.eISSN: 24564796 | IS [2017]

10. Sukanya Sharma, "The Third Perspective on Shifting Cultivation", Space and Culture India, ACCB Publications, England, vol.5, Issue no.2, pp.21-31, ISBN.ISSN 2052-8396 (Onli [2017]

11. Sukanya Sharma and Pankaj Singh, "Luminescence dating of Neolithic 3. pottery in North East India", Current Science, Indian Academy Of Sciences., vol.113, Issue no.3, pp.492-496, ISBN.ISSN: 0011-3891 [2017]

12. Pankaj Singh and Sukanya Sharma, "Thermal and spectroscopic characterization of archeological pottery from Ambari, Assam", Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, Elseiver, vol.5, Issue no.x, pp.557-563, ISBN.ISSN: 2352-409X [2016]

13. Sukanya Sharma, "Re-living an “Abandoned” Space (Editorial)", Space and Culture India, ACCB Publications, England, vol.4, Issue no.1, pp.1-5, ISBN.ISSN 2052-8396 (Onli [2016]

14. Sukanya Sharma, "Memories of a Forgotten Cosmos", Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, vol.L, Issue no.24, pp.30-34, ISBN.ISSN 0012-9976 [2015]

Book Chapter


1. Sukanya Sharma, "Rock Art Heritage of Northeast India" , Hominid Adaptation in Prehistoric Northeast India with special emphasis on the Ganol and Rongram River Valley, Garo Hills, Meghalaya , Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts , vol.x ISBN.ISBN 978-81-943803-3, pp.67-80, [2019]

2. Sukanya Sharma, Pankaj Singh and Momi Das, "Rethinking the Past: A Tribute to Professor V.N. Misra,(S.G. Deo, Andre Baptista and Jayendra Joglekar Eds.)" , The Past and Present of the Pottery Craft of Assam , Pune. ISPQS: www.manandenvironment.org , vol.x ISBN.ISBN: 978-81-908330-, pp.331-342, [2017]

Books


1. Sukanya Sharma, "Converging Spectrum of Anthropology With Assam and its Nearby Areas", Using Pottery to Study Past Economic Organisations of Northeast India, IBH Publishers, India, Issue no.1 [2020]

2. Sukanya Sharma, "Megalithic Traditions of North East India", The Megaliths of Cherrapunjee in Changing Times, Concept Publishing Company, vol.x, Issue no.x, pp.236-254, ISBN.ISBN-13:978-93-86682 [2019]

3. Sukanya Sharma, "Source Book of the Archaeology of the Himalayan region: Arunachal Pradesh", Source Book of the Archaeology of the Himalayan region: Arunachal Pradesh, Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training Eastern India: Kolkata,, vol.x, Issue no.x, pp.x-x, ISBN.ISBN 978-81-930422-0 [2014]

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Pottery Making and its Prospects for Rural Employment: Kumar and Hira Communities
Funding Agency : Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR
Principal Investigator: Sukanya Sharma
Co-investigator: None
Duration/Starting Year: 01-03-2014 to 28-11-2019
Status: Ongoing

2

Scientific Analysis of Pottery of some selected archaeological sites of West Bengal
Funding Agency : Centre for Archaeological Research and Training Eastern India
Principal Investigator: Sukanya Sharma
Co-investigator: None
Duration/Starting Year: 01-07-2017 to 30-11-2019
Status: Ongoing

3

Megaliths in Changing times
Funding Agency : Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
Principal Investigator: Sukanya Sharma
Co-investigator: None
Duration/Starting Year: 01-05-2009 to 30-04-2011
Status: Completed

4

Virtual Anthropology Laboratory
Funding Agency : Ministry Of Human Resource and Development
Principal Investigator: Sukanya Sharma
Co-investigator: S.R.M.PrassanaAssociate Professor Dept. Of ECE, IITG and Prof. S. Nandi, Professor, Dept. Of CSE, II
Duration/Starting Year: 01-04-2010 to 31-03-2014
Status: Completed

5

Source Book of Archaeology of the Himalayan Region: Arunachal Pradesh
Funding Agency : Centre for Archaeological Research and Training Eastern India
Principal Investigator: Sukanya Sharma
Co-investigator: None
Duration/Starting Year: 01-07-2009 to 30-06-2010
Status: Completed

Sl.No Name Thesis Title PhD Status
1 Priyanka Tamta Contextualizing the Archaeological Landscape of Kamakhya Temple in the Light of Material Evidences Completed
2 Pankaj Singh Provenance study of the archaeological pottery of Northeast India Completed
3 Madhuri Saikia Colonial heritage, urban development in Guwahati city: a study in heritage resource management
4 Rashmirekha Sarma Culture Change, Globalization and Disappearance: A Study in Arunachal Pradesh
5 Neha Datta
6 Moubani Bagchi
7 Rajnish Kumar
8 Momi Das APR3
9 Jayashree Kalita APR2
10 Sonam Tshering Dukpa Prehistory of Darjeeling Himalaya: A Reconniance study of Neolithic Culture sites in Darjeeling and Kalimpong
11 Rohit
12 Upasna Chettri Oral Traditions of the Lepchas of Sikkim - An Archaeological enquiry SOAS
13 Jitendra Kumar Archaeology of the Digaru – Kolong River Valley with Special Emphasis on the Neolithic Period  APR3
Sl.No Name Year Dissertation Title
1 Chandrashekhar 2018 Inter-relation between Microfinance, self-help groups and women agency: An analysis
2 Ravishankar 2018 Temporary migration, Health Status: A Study
3 Pradeep. B 2015 Agricultural rituals of Tai-Khamti: An ethnographic perspective
4 Ashish Kumar 2014 Cultural Mobility of Buddhist Refugees
5 Debatirtha Kashyap Neog 2013 Small Tea growers and Moran Community: A case study in Tinsukia District
6 Jagat Jyoti Sonowal 2013 Food Consumption and Taste among Sonowal Kachari Community

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Awards and Achievements


Award Title : e-learning and Education

Contribution to Virtual Anthropology Laboratory
Awarded By : Digital Empowerment Foundation
2016 Regional

Patents


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Attended


Title: Using Pottery to Study past economic organisations of Northeast India

Name of Conference: Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association (AAA)

American Anthropological Association (AAA), San Jose, California Nov 18, 2014 - Nov 18, 2018 International
Title: Understanding Surface level Artifacts Distribution in the Archaeological Site of Kamakhya using GIS

Name of Conference: Annual Conference of the Indo-Pacific Prehistoric Association (IPPA)

Indo-Pacific Prehistoric Association (IPPA), Hue, Vietnam Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 18, 2028 International
Title: The Politics of Landscape Representation and Kamakhya

Name of Conference: SHA 2018 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology

Society for Historical Archaeology, New, Orleans,Louisiana Aug 20, 2003 - Aug 20, 2007 International

Attended


Title: The Menhirs, The Dolmens: Culpable Ecocide

Name of Workshop: Building Big Global Scales of Monumentality, An Ethnoarchaeolgical Perspective

The Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology, University of Oslo, Kiel University, Germany and Nagaland, Kohima Mar 17, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018 International