Dr. Tosabantha Padhan
Dr. Tosabanta Padhan is a Teaching Fellow in the School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University. He has obtained Master’s degrees from from Sambalpur University, India and University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. He recieved PhD in Archaeology for his dissertation “Prehistoric Archaeology of Jonk River Basin in Odisha and Chattisgarh” from Deccan College, Post Graduate & Research Institute, Pune in 2013. At Nalanda University, he offers courses on History and Archaeology, Prehistory and Protohistory of South Asia, Historical Archaeology, Digital Humanities and Mnemocultures.
Before joining Nalanda, Dr. Padhan was a Postdoctoral fellow at the Archaeological Sciences Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, and cohost Institute Flinders University (Australia). He has also been a Postdoctoral fellow in a Joint Indo-Israeli collaborative project at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali and Tel Aviv University. Areas of his research interest include prehistoric archaeology, rock art, ethnoarchaeology, digital mapping of paleoanthropological sites, executing geological documentation, vertebrate fossil collection and sustainable heritage. His publications include research papers and a book Prehistoric Archaeology of Central Eastern India: Jonk river.