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Why archaeological sciences?

Archaeologists dig up evidence – structures, bones, pots, ornaments, tools, and other interesting material remains that throw light on our past as a species: Who were our ancestors? How did they live? How did they clothe and feed themselves? How did they cope with adversities? Conversely, archaeology not only unlocks the past but also leads us to a better understanding of today’s challenges and tomorrow’s chances of survival for humans.

IIT Gandhinagar’s Archaeological Sciences Centre was created in December 2012, with the twin objectives of establishing state-of-the-art facilities to be used by the archaeological community at large, and conducting its own multidisciplinary research in scientific aspects of archaeology. Our research and activities thus situate themselves at the intersection of humanities and scientific disciplines.
At present, Archaeological Sciences is a discipline under the Department of Earth Sciences.