Arati deshpande-mukherjee

Arati deshpande-mukherjee
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute · Department of Archaeology

BSc, MA, PHD

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Introduction
an archaeozoologist interested in studying human animal interactions, environment and climate change during the protohistoric and historic cultures of south Asia .
Education
August 1988 - August 1996
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Field of study
  • Archaeology
June 1986 - May 1988
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute
Field of study
  • AIHC and Archaeology
June 1983 - May 1986
Fergusson College Pune
Field of study
  • Zoology, Botany, Chemistry and Geology

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Publications (18)
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Rationale: The stable isotopic compositions of biogenic carbonates like fish otoliths (ear bones) are widely used for palaeoclimatic reconstruction. The conventional method using acid-digestion of micro-milled samples is a multi-step time-consuming process. Here we report a fast method based on laser heating of otolith carbonates to obtain accurat...
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The present paper deals with the analysis of archaeofaunal remains excavated from the site of Gottiprolu, located in SPSR Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh, excavations of which revealed a fairly large, fortified settlement of the Satavahana period. A total of 11,722 animal skeletal parts were examined from 14 trenches whose taxonomic identificati...
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Radiocarbon dating of archaeological carbonates from seven cultural stages of Dholavira, Great Rann of Kachchh (GRK), the largest excavated Harappan settlement in India, suggests the beginning of occupation at ~5500 years BP (pre‐Harappan), and continuation until ~3800 years BP (early part of the Late Harappan period). The settlement rapidly expand...
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Two hitherto unexplored settlements at Karim Shahi and Vigakot are reported from the uninhabited hyper-arid region of the western Great Rann of Kachchh (GRK), located near southern fringe of Thar Desert, Gujarat, NW India. The archaeological evidence, supported by radiocarbon and optical chronology indicate presence of settlement from the Early Iro...
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The antiquity and decline of the Bronze Age Harappan civilization in the Indus-Ghaggar-Hakra river valleys is an enigma in archaeology. Weakening of the monsoon after ~5 ka BP (and droughts throughout the Asia) is a strong contender for the Harappan collapse, although controversy exists about the synchroneity of climate change and collapse of civil...
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Abstract: In Gujarat molluscan shell remains commonly feature at many of the Harappan sites where in most cases they have resulted from shell working activities involving the manufacture of shell objects. While at some of the coastal settlement these also represent past food refuse. In recent times similar remains were recovered from the excavation...

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A detailed documentation of the shell assemblage from Dholavira and a study of various aspects related to the manufacture of shell artefacts their production, shell procurement, technology, trade, exchange, and functional role.