Staff Profile - Hari Sankar B



Hari Sankar B


Research Assistant - Digitizing Kerala's Past (On Contract)

Contact Info:


Mob: 8281620701

Working in KCHR Since

July 2019

Education Summary

• Master in Archaeology and Ancient History, M.S University, Baroda
           (2015-2017)- 71.1%
• B.A History, U.C College, Aluva (2012-2015)- 78%

Professional Milestones/Achievements

• Explorations in the Bhogavo river valley – A few sites belonging to
Harappan, Early Historic and Medieval period were found while
exploration which are closer to the major Harappan site of Rangpur.
• The temple complexes of Jhandhanuman – The Bhumija type of temples were found here which were of the Solanki period. The site also had Hero stones dating to late medieval period belonging to the Bhil community.
• Explorations in the Hathimathi river – A Middle Palaeolithic site and a Mesolithic site was found while exploring along the Hathimathi river.
• Defense mechanism of the Diu fort complex – The fort complex was
studied to analyze the defense mechanism and also the strategic position of the fort in controlling trade was also analysed.
• Buddhism in Onattukara – the Buddhist cultural remains and material remains of the region were studied to find the impact of the culture during the Medieval peiod.
•  Looms and Lores of Chendamangalam – The history of the Chendamangalam handloom industry was studied to trace the establishment of the industry and their growth.
•  Excavation at Vejalka – Participated in the excavation camp conducted by M.S. University.
•  Worked as Research Assistant in a project titled “Church Murals of
• Worked with kerala state Archaeology department.
• Sakthan Thampuran Museum redesigning.

Academic Activities

• Participated in the Gandhi Smrithi Museum Seminar on February 2019 at Sreenarayana Vidyalayalam, Payyanur

• Participated seminar on ' History & Heritage of  Pathanamthitta' on February  2019 in connection with setting up of  District Heritage Museum at Konni

• Participated in UGC Sponsered National Seminar on ' Archaeology of Kerala with special reference to Megalithic Culture' NSS College Manjeri in association with Archaeological Survey of India, Thrissur Circle

• Participated on Archaeology Seminar series -2 on ' Muziris Papyrus' at Union Christian College, Aluva on July 2013

• Participated in a workshop on ' Rock Art' organised by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi in collaboration with Centre for Heritage Studies, Thripunithura and Union Christian College Aluva on November 2014

• Participated in workshop on ' Commodity, Resource or Heirloom? Investigating the Social, Economic and Ethical values of Cultural Heritage' at MS University, Vadodara on September 2015.

•  Participated in a workshop on ' Rock Art and its allied subjects in Kerala' jointly organised by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi and Union Christian College Aluva on November 2014 at Aluva.

•  Participated in a workshop on Bead Making at MS University Vadodara on 2016.

Research Interests

Shell | Iron Age/Early historic archaeological material study| Ceramic Study