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Department of Archaeology

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The Mapping Archaeological Heritage in South Asia (MAHSA) project will document the endangered archaeology and cultural heritage of the Indus River Basin and the surrounding areas and publish this information in an Open Access Arches geospatial database. This database will be a collaborative output that will serve as the primary mapping resource and research repository for the archaeological and endangered cultural heritage of the Indus River Basin and the surrounding areas. It will aspire to become sustainable by being the default management database for local heritage stakeholders.


MAHSA Project website


Cambridge Team Members

Cameron Petrie (Principal Investigator)

Junaid Abdul Jabbar (Database Manager)

Afifa Khan (Research Assistant)

Chris Matthews (Project Administrator)

Rebecca Roberts (Project Coordinator)

Jack Tomaney (Research Assistant)

Azadeh Vafadari (Training Manager)

Mou Sharmah (Research Assistant)

Kuili Suganya Chittiraibalan (Research Associate, remote sensing & survey: India)

Vaneshree Vidyarthi (Research Assistant)

International Project Partners

Arcadia - Arcadia is a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage and promote open access to knowledge.

Project Tags

Science, Technology and Innovation
Environment, Landscapes and Settlement
Periods of interest: 
Copper/Bronze Age
Iron Age
Other Historical
Geographical areas: 
South Asia
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Built Environment
Computational and Quantitative Archaeology
Environmental Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, and Landscape studies
Cultural Heritage
Heritage Studies
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