Chennai: Archaeology and Public Education

Chennai (previously known as Madras) is the gateway of southern India and the capital of the Tamil Nadu. The fourth most populous metropolis in India and a significant port city, Chennai is characterized by its Marina beach, modern skyscrapers and temple towers. Chennai is a loud, crowded, unapologetic mega-city and is perhaps one of the clearest examples of infused traditional and modern India. 

Host Institution: The Sharma Centre for Heritage Education (SCHE) is a non-profit Public Educational Trust aimed at promoting research into India’s cultural heritage. Their areas of contribution are in the fields of cutting-edge research in Indian archaeology, results of which are published in high-ranking scientific journals.  The Centre generates awareness of Indian archaeology amongst children and teachers through their ongoing children’s museum and workshop projects. SCHE’s research includes: • Excavations and research at the Paleolithic site of Attirampakkam, Tamil Nadu, SE India, Investigating prehistoric landscapes in SE India • Experimental Archaeology: Manufacture and use of stone artefacts in studies of prehistoric behavior and cognition • Functional studies of lithic artefacts: initiating • Site formation studies of prehistoric sites in SE India • Ethnoarchaeological Investigations• Public Archaeology. Students interested in archaeology, museum studies, education, or public engagement connected to heritage are encouraged to apply! 

Program Dates: Between June 1 - August 11

Program Length: 8 Weeks

Housing: Students will find their own housing. SAC can assist in the search. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE January 24, 2020 @11:59PM.

APPLY here! For questions contact Amelia Carter, Assistant Director, at