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Dr. Priyank Gupta

Assistant Archaeologist

Dr. Priyank Gupta is an Assistant Archaeologist at the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) since 2017. He earned his PhD in 2023 for his thesis on Harappan Civilization. Before joining ASI as an Assistant Archaeologist, he has been an alumnus of prestigious Institute of Archaeology where he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology while undergoing rigorous training in multiple facets of field archaeology.

With a stellar academic record, Dr. Gupta secured the top position in the Assistant Archaeologist entrance exam which was conducted in 2016 by the SSC and also clinched the first rank in UGC JRF in Archaeology during the June 2014 session.

His expertise extends to various archaeological excavations and explorations, including those at Harappan sites of Karanpura and Binjor 4MSR in Rajasthan and Acheulian site of Tikoda-Damdongri in Narmada valley. Moreover, he has been part of delegations to An Giang province of Vietnam to understand Oc-Eo Archaeological Culture and to Male at Maldives regarding ongoing conservation works at Friday Mosque at Male, which is unique architectural edifice because of the use of Coral stone in its construction.

Dr. Gupta's contributions are also reflected in his published research articles on the stone architectural members of Dholavira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, focusing on typology and manufacturing techniques. His passion for preserving cultural heritage is evident in his dedication to educating the public through lectures and workshops. As an Archaeologist, he remains committed to unraveling the mysteries of ancient civilizations, contributing significantly to the rich tapestry of India's historical narrative. Dr. Priyank Gupta's unwavering commitment to the field of archaeology makes him a respected figure in both academic and professional circles.

List of publications


Stone Architectural Members from the Gates of Dholavira: A Harappan Metropolis published in The Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society, vol. 113, no. 1: Pp. 01-11. Bengaluru


Reappraisal of Manufacturing Techniques of Architectural Members Placed at Gates of Dholavira from its Quarry in Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, vol. 8.2: Pp. 857-874. University of Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram

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