Parth Randhir Chauhan

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Indiana University


Mailing Address

The Stone Age Institute and CRAFT Research Center
Indiana University
1392 W. Dittemore Rd.
Gosport, IN 47433

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phone: 812-876-0080 ext. 209
fax: 812-876-0086


Countries of Specialization



Parth Chauhan received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the University of Sheffield
(U.K.) and his M.A. from Deccan College Post-graduate & Research Institute
( India). He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Stone
Age Institute. His area of specialization is the paleoanthropology of the
Indian subcontinent. Additional interests include Old World prehistory,
paleolithic archaeology, lithic typology and analyses of Mode 1
technologies, Pleistocene paleoenvironments and hominin adaptive
strategies, and geoarchaeology. He is also a co-editor for the Global
Cultural Heritage Handbook Series for the World Archaeological Congress
and co-director of the Narmada Basin Paleoanthropology Project. He is also
carrying out smaller field projects in the Siwalik hills of northern India
and is in the process of correlating and compiling all known Palaeolithic,
paleontological, and paleoclimatic data of Pleistocene age from southern

Research Interests

Current research topics:

1. Prehistory of the Siwalik Hills (northern India)

2. Quaternary Investigations and Paleolithic Archaeology in the Narmada
Basin (central India) in collaboration with Indian and American scientists

3. Implications of the Toba Super-eruption on Hominin Behavior in India
(multiple sites) in collaboration with Indian, Australian, and American

4. The Paleoecological Background for Hominin Behavior and Evolution
during the Pleistocene in India - Inter-regional Correlations of Faunal,
Floral, and Archaeological Data Sets in collaboration with Indian

5. Paleolithin Archaeology of Rajasthan: Hominin Adaptations to
Semi-Arid Environments


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Palaeolithic ; Soanian ; Acheulian ; Siwaliks ; sub-Himalayan archaeology ; typo-technology ; ...