South Asian Lab

The South Asian Archaeology Lab was established in 2002 and is directed by Monica L. Smith, Professor of Anthropology. The lab highlights the archaeology of South Asia, the area encompassed by the modern-day countries of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. South Asia provides a wealth of exciting archaeological data, starting from the Paleolithic period hundreds of thousands of years ago to the Indus Valley (Harappan) periods, the Early Historic era, and the medieval period with its palaces and temples that continue to grace the modern landscape of the Indian subcontinent.

Please correspond with the lab’s director, Monica L. Smith, for further information about the research programs and student opportunities being developed in the South Asian Lab.