CENTRE FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES & TRAINING, EASTERN INDIA
An Autonomous Institution of the Govt. of West Bengal

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Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training Eastern India will hold a month long training course

Ancient Indian Ceramics: An Introduction

Date: 8.5.18 to 19.6.18

Venue: lecture hall

Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India

State Archaeological Museum (Old Building, First Floor)

1, Satyen Roy Road, Kolkata – 700034

Qualification: M.A./ M.Sc. in Archaeology, Ancient Indian History, Islamic History, History, Anthropology

Those interested may submit application to the Administrative Officer, CASTEI in the above mentioned address with a photocopy of the last passing certificate.

Course fee: Rs.500/-

Last date of application: 30.4.2018

Application Form

Please send us the details noted below, as an email to castei5n@gmail.com

1. Name:

 2. Institutional Affiliation:

3. Details of your current course:

4. Permanent Address:

 5. Email:

6. Telephone number:

7. Cell (mobile) phone number:

8. A motivation letter specifying reasons for your interest in this workshop (not more than 300 words):

Note: 1) Please attach your curriculum vitae & last passing certificate.

2) If selected, you are expected to have obtained the necessary permission/no objection from your guardians to attend the fieldwork.

 

 

 

The Advertisement: 

Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Eastern India invites application for two Research Assistants for the project Developing Photo and Document Archives at the Centre for a period of nine months.

Consolidated payment: Rs 15,000/ month

Eligibility:

Age: not above 37 years as on 01.01.17

Qualifications:

Post 1:

a.       Eligibility – MA in History/ Anthropology/ Ancient Indian History and Culture/ Archaeology with 55% marks

b.      Desirable qualification – trained in archive management or experience in such work

Post 2:

a.       MA in History (with specialization in Medieval)/ Islamic History and Culture

b.      Desirable qualification – art and architecture of Islamic monuments

Candidate should submit their application in plain paper with their curriculum vitae and documents verifying their educational qualifications. For further details please contact in e-mail: castei5n@gmail.com and see website: http://castei.org.in/

Application shall reach in the following address:

Administrative officer

Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India

1, Satyen Roy Road

Kolkata – 700034

Contact number: 033 2239 0145/033 2239 0174

Candidate will be selected through interview.

Last date of receiving application: 31.08.2017

 

 

Quotations/proposals for empanelment are invited from bona fide designers/printers for various publication works of CASTEI for the year 2017-2020.

The selected designers/printers must meet the following requirements:

1. Updated Trade Licence

2. Copy of PAN card

3. Copy of VAT/GIST certificate

4. Copy of latest IT return

5. Software to be used for publication: Adobe InDesign/Photoshop/Acrobat

6. Cut-off size: 20” x 30”, 23” x 36”. Sheet-fed 4-colour offset printing machine to print both single and 4-colour matter on Maplitho and Coated papers

7. The selected agency must be proficient in book publication work and allied subjects.

8. The printers must have suitable experience in working with Government Departments and are requested to submit specimens of work done for our perusal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recruitement notice for Project Assistant in the Atlas Project

 

Application Form

Please send us the details noted below, as an email to castei5n@gmail.com

1. Name:

2. Institutional Affiliation:

3. Details of your current course:

4. Permanent Address:

 5. Email:

6. Telephone number:

7. Cell (mobile) phone number:

8. A motivation letter specifying reasons for your interest in this workshop (not more than 300 words):

Note: 1) Please attach your curriculum vitae & last passing certificate.

2) If selected, you are expected to have obtained the necessary permission/no objection from your guardians to attend the fieldwork.

 

 

Ceramic Course 2016

 

Workshop on Rock Art Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***Lectures are scheduled to be held from 3.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. Programme is subject to change.

AncientCeramics: An Introduction

2015

1.6.15

Introduction

Sharmi Chakraborty

2.6.15

Technique of pottery making

Partha Dasgupta

3.6.15

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4.6.15

Recording pottery

Anup Mishra

5.6.15

Neolithic North India

Anup Mishra

8.6.15

Pre-Harappan

Anup Mishra

9.6.15

Mature Harappan

Anup Mishra

10.6.15

Late Harappan

Anup Mishra

11.6.15

Western & Central Indian Chalcolithic

Anup Mishra

12.6.15

Early Iron Age North India

Anup  Mishra

15.6.15

Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Eastern India

Suchira Roychoudhury

15.6.15

Chalcolithic Eastern India

Suchira Roychoudhury

16.6.15

Deccan Chalcolithic

Varada Khaladkar

18.6.15

Neolithic and early Iron Age South India

Selva Kumar

19.6.15

Early Historic South India

Selva Kumar

22.6.15

Early Historic North India

Sharmi Chakraborty

23.6.15

Drawing

 Sharmi Chakraborty

24.6.15

Drawing

 Sharmi Chakraborty

25.6.15

Early Historic Eastern India

Sharmi Chakraborty

26.6.15

Early Historic Western India 

Varada Khaladkar

29.6.15

Drawing

Sharmi Chakraborty

30.6.15

Drawing

 Sharmi Chakraborty

2.7.15

Ethnoaechaeology of Ceramics

Kaushik Gangopadhyay

3.7.15

Archaeometry of Pottery

Sharmi Chakraborty

6.7.15

Archaeometry of Pottery

Sharmi Chakraborty

7.7.15

Early Medieval

Sharmistha Chatterjee

8.7.15

Medieval Ceramics from Western India

Rukshana Nanji

9.7.15

Ethnoarchaeology (practical)

Kaushik Gangopadhyay

10.7.15

Dating Pottery

Sharmi Chakraborty

15.7.15

Medieval

Sutapa Sinha

21.7.15

Evaluation (practical)

 

22.7.15

Evaluation (theoretical)

 

Invitation for Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Inviting Contribution of Papers for 'Pratna Samiksha: 6' 2015

Dear Colleague,

 We are happy to inform that the Centre for Archaeological Studies & Training, Eastern India is inviting articles for its Journal Pratna Samiksha–A Journal of Archaeology, New Series 6 (a peer reviewed journal). We would be grateful if you send us your contribution by 31 March 2015 as we plan to publish it by November 2015. You may circulate this mail to researchers working on archaeology of South Asia. We request you to follow the style sheet attached to the mail to make our task a little easier.

Thank You

Warm regards

Sharmi Chakraborty

Editor, Pratna Samiksha

Guideline for Submission

It is important that all authors submit a separate sheet containing the title of submission and the name(s), educational qualifications, institutional affiliation (if any) of the author(s) and the detailed address for communication via electronic and surface mails.

The essays should be typed double spaced with at least one inch margin on each side on only one side of A4 paper and should be formatted as MS Word documents in Times New Roman typeface in 12 points.

Submission of a pdf supporting file is crucial in case Roman or other special sorts are used. The specific fonts used in putting diacriticals should also be supplied. Submission of an electronic copy via email or in CD is essential. Latin phrases, e.g. per se, inter alia, albeit, etc., are not italicized. Quotations, strictly verbatim, of 50 words or more are to be two-space left indented in a separate paragraph. Shorter quotations will run on in the text with single quotation marks. Ellipses are indicated by three continuous dots. British spelling is preferred. Consistency in hyphenation, diacriticals, captioning of plates/figures, and capitalization will be appreciated.

Subheads should be short and meaningful. An article may be divided into a number of subheads belonging to various levels: A-level (i.e. the first order), B-level (i.e. the second order), and C-level (i.e. the third order) subheads. The authors are expected to categorize them with A, B, and C in accordance with their hierarchy.

Era designations are expressed in two ways: (1) CE (the Common Era) and BCE (before the Common Era); (2) AD (anno Domini, i.e. in the year of the Lord) and BC (before Christ). Other forms include AH (anno Hegirae, i.e. in the year of the Hegira); it is customary to use BP (Before Present) when discussing geological or palaeontological data. Latin abbreviations precede the year number and the others follow it. These abbreviations appear in small capital without full points, for example, 300 BC–AD 650.

Particular centuries are spelled out and lowercased, such as:

  1. from the sixth to the ninth century AD
  2. the fourth century BC
  3. the eighth and ninth centuries    

The style of reference, through in-text citation by ‘author year: pp’ for books (e.g. Johnson 1997: 152-9 and not 152-159) and ‘author year’ for article (e.g. Dhavalikar 1989) followed by an extended alphabetic list of reference titled REFERENCES at the end, has to be strictly followed. In case of more than one citation for a single fact/interpretation, the pattern should be first alphabetical and then chronological (e.g. Bhattacharyya 1977; Chakrabarti 1988; Morrison 1970, 1974; Niyogi 1971; Sircar 1958, 1965, 1976, and so on). The spellings of names/surnames of scholars cited in the references/bibliography should be identical to those used by the scholars themselves in their original publications, for example, R. D. Banerji [not Banerjee], D. C. Sircar [not Sarkar], and J. N. Banerjea [not Banerjee]. In works authored by more than one scholar, et al. (not italicized) should be used.

Endnotes titled NOTES, only when they are crucial to the text, should also have the same ‘author year: pp’/‘author year’ format of citation with in-text cumulative numbering and such references should also be included in the extended list. Notes should not be mere citation of references and have to contain critical and/or explanatory statement(s) of the author.

 

The styles for bibliographic references are the following:

Anand, Kumar. 1995. History and Archaeology of Buxar, Bhojpur and Rohtas Region. Delhi: Ramanand Vidya Bhavan.

Mukherjee, S. C. 1958. ‘Some Observations on the Malasarūl Copper-plate.’ Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Letters 24: 31-8.

——. 1997-98a. ‘The Jagajjivanpur Copper-plate Inscription of King Mahendrapāla (of the Pāla Dynasty), Regnal Year 7 (AD 857).’ Pratna Samiksha 6-8: 58-70.

Mukherjee, S. C. 1997-98b. ‘Two New Copper-plate Inscriptions (Nos 1 & 2) of King Gopāla II, Pāla Dynasty of Bengal and Bihar, Regnal Year 4 (c. AD 878).’ Pratna Samiksha 6-8: 71-83.

Roy, R. K. and G. S. Chattopadhyay. 1997. ‘Quarternary Geology of the Environs of Ganga Delta, West Bengal and Bihar.’ Indian Journal of Geology 69 (2): 177-209.

Sengupta, Gautam. 1989. ‘New Evidence on Early Bengal Sculptures.’ Nalinikanta Satavarsiki: Dr N. K. Bhattashali Centenary Volume: Studies in Art and Archaeology, of Bihar and Bengal, edited by Debala Mitra and Gouriswar Bhattacharya, pp. 233-7. Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications.

 

Halftone illustrations (captioned PLATE) should be preferably B/W or colour (confined to a minimal: 6-8) and line drawings, diagrams or charts (captioned FIGURE) should be clear in black ink and compatible to the size of the journal (16.5 × 23 cm). Colour photographs should be scanned at 300 dpi and B/W photographs should be scanned at 600 dpi in .jpg/tiff format. Illustrations of pdf format will not be acceptable.

 

 

  1. Visiting Fellow Lectures on 26th and 27th February 2015

  1. Nineteenth National Seminar on 20th & 21st November 2014

  1. Course on Prehistory- This year the one month Certificate course on Introduction to Prehistory will be held from 30/07/2014 to 28/08/2014

 

TENTATIVE CALENDER FOR INTRODUCTION TO PREHISTORY OF CENTRE FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES & TRAINING, EASTERN INDIA FOR THE YEAR 2014

30.07.2014

Historiography of Prehistory

D. K. Bhattacharya

12.30 – 2.30 pm

30.07.2014

Chronology of Indian Prehistory

D. K. Bhattacharya

3.00 - 5.00 pm

31.07.2014

African Prehistory

D. K. Bhattacharya

3.00 – 5.00 pm

1.08.2014

European Prehistory

D. K. Bhattacharya

1.00 – 3.00 pm

4.08.2014

Lower Palaeolithic culture of India

Priyadarshini Sengupta

3.00 – 5.00 pm

5.08.2014

Middle Palaeolithic culture of India

Priyadarshini Sengupta

3.00 – 5.00 pm

6.08.2014

Upper Palaeolithic culture of India

Bishnupriya Basak

3.00 – 5.00 pm

7.08.2014

Mesolithic culture of India

Bishnupriya Basak

3.00 – 5.00 pm

8.08.2014

GIS & Map reading

Sutapa Roy

3.00 - 5.00 pm

11.08.2014

Neolithic culture of India

P. K. Behera

3.00 – 5.00 pm

12.08.2014

Recoding and typological analysis of stone tools

Avick Biswas

1.00 – 2.30 pm

13.08.2014

Tool-technology & Stone Knapping

Avick Biswas

3.00 – 5.00 pm

13.08.2014

Tool drawing

Avick Biswas

3.00 – 5.00 pm

14.08.2014

Tool drawing

Avick Biswas

3.00 – 5.00 pm

18.08.2014

Geo-morphological background of Indian Prehistory

S. N. Rajaguru

3.00 – 5.00 pm

19.08.2014

Geo-morphological fieldwork

S. N. Rajaguru & Avick

 

20.08.2014

Geo-morphological fieldwork

S. N. Rajaguru & Avick

 

21.08.2014

Geo-morphological fieldwork

S. N. Rajaguru & Avick

 

25.08.2014

Tool drawing

Avick Biswas

3.00 – 5.00 pm

27.08.2014

Evaluation (Practical)

 

 

28.08.2014

Evaluation (Theoretical)

 

 

Programme is subject to last minute changes

2.   Course on Ceramics- This year the two month Certificate course on Ancient Indian Ceramic and Introduction held from 28/05/2014 to 22/07/2014

3.   Excavation at Bahiri-The site is located at East Medinipur district (Contai Block II). The visible archaeological remain is a Rekha–Deul type of temple dated to the 16th century AD. The site was excavated by CASTEI, under the Directorship of Dr. KaushikGangopadhyay in March 2013. The site is within the ancient dune ridge complex dated to the mid-Holocene period. The site is roughly is 1 sq. km with a moat surrounding it. Two trenches T1 and T2 were taken near the temple and a little away from it. Two periods have been identified early medieval and early historic based on the pottery occurring at the site. The site needs to be taken up for farther excavations in future.

                       

Rekha- Deul temple at the site                                         Trench T1                        

3. Exploration at Kharla River Valley, Western Odisha:

 

Archaeological exploration was undertaken in the Kharla River Valley, Western Odisha between 29 December 2013 and 4 January 2014. This                exploration, conducted by the Centre with the help of 11 students from ‘Introduction to Prehistory’ course as well as with 3 official staff members, which brought to light an extensive Mesolithic habitation sites both bank of the river..

LIBRARY & ALLIED SERVICES
SEMINARS
Prehistory of South Asia
Seminar 2010


This was the 15th Annual Seminar of the Centre. The theme was ‘Prehistory of South Asia’. The main aim was to highlight explorations and excavations in different parts of South Asia. There was a need to highlight areas which have been the subject of substantial research for further development.
OUTREACH PROGRAMS of CASTEI
Bhatpara Takarnath Balika Vidyalaya
7/1/2013-8/1/2013


CASTEI will be organizing a series of outreach programs at different schools and colleges to create awareness for heritage and archaeology. The first of the awareness programme was held at Bhatpara Takarnath Balika Vidyalaya on 7/1/2013-8/1/2013.