South Deccan Prehistory Project

Research Background
Project Team
Protection of Sites and Monuments
Past Events

New Museum

Sub Projects

Origins of Agriculture in South India
Bellary District Archaeological Project
Sanganakallu-Kupgal Project

Ashmounds of South India
(photo gallery & gazetteer)

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Project Funding

The Bellary District Archaeological Project has been generously funded by a various grants, especially the British Academy, and the Leverhulme Trust (project on the origins of agriculture in South India), with additional aid coming from the Society for South Asian Studies, Prehistoric Society, Karnatak University, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, LCHES, and UCL. Additional support for project conferences and workshops has come from the Ancient Indian and Iran Trust and the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

And Thanks

We would like to thank authorities of Karnatak University, the American Institute for Indian Studies, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Archaeological Survey of India, for institutional support and assitance with permits. We also thank our UK home institutions for their support, University College London and University of Cambridge.

The project is grateful for the assistance of many individuals, both in India and the UK, including Rabi Mohanty, K. Paddayya, Rob Foley, Marta Lahr, Lorraine Fernandes, Peter Fernandes, Charly French, and Julie Boast. Ravi Korisettar would also like to thank the authorities of Karnatak University for providing encouragement and fieldwork support.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance and hospitality provided by the residents of Sanganakallu and Kupgal, especially Ramdas and Linganna of Sanganakallu village.

We thank the Korisettar family for their wonderful hospitality in Dharwad

Updated: 16 May 2010