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Two Rains Project Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

July 2019         Invited presentation

Orengo, H.A., Garcia, A., Conesa, F., Green, A.S., Singh, R.N., and Petrie, C.A. Combining TanDEM-X with multi-temporal, multi-source satellite data for the reconstruction of the Bronze Age landscapes of the Indus civilisation, IGARSS 2019, Yokohama, Japan, 28 July - 02 August.

July 2019         Conference presentation

J. Durcan, D.S. Thomas, V. Pawar, A. Sharan, S. Gupta, H.A. Orengo, R. N. Singh, C.A. Petrie, Holocene landscape dynamics of the Ghaggar-Hakra fluvial system, India: implications for the Indus Civilisation, INQUA, Dublin, 25-31 July.

July 2019         Conference presentation 

A. Giesche, Y. Dixit, F. Gazquez, T. Bauska, V.K. Singh, R. N. Singh, C.A. Petrie, D. A. Hodell, Oxygen and hydrogen isotopes in gypsum hydration water of playa lakes in the Thar Desert, INQUA, Dublin, 25-31 July.

July 2019         Plenary lecture 

"The Indus Civilisation: old questions and new insights", University of Cambridge Ancient and Classical Worlds International Summer School, 8-12 July.

June 2019        Conference presentation 

J.R. Walker, C.A. Petrie, H.A. Orengo, J. Durcan, and C.A.I. French, Buried Indus Landscapes: Using Geoarchaeology to assess Human-Environment Interactions in northwest India, 8th Developing International Geoarchaeology (DIG) conference, Simon Fraser University, Canada, 17-21 June.

June 2019        Conference presentation 

Bates, J., Singh, R.N., and Petrie, C.A. A view from the villages: disentangling 'multi-cropping', agricultural adaptation and resilience in the Indus Civilisation, IWGP, Lecce, 03 June

June 2019        Conference presentation 

Ustunkaya, M.C., Wright, N., Singh, R.N., and Petrie, C.A. Environmental choices of Indus populations, IWGP, Lecce, 03 June

May 2019        Conference presentation

- M. Cemre Ustunkaya, Nathan Wright, Andrew Fairbairn, Ravindra Nath Singh, Cameron A. Petrie, A comparison of the 4.2k BP event from Indus River Basin to Central Anatolia, 4.2 ka BP in Anatolia: The Crisis Years and Aftermath, University of Yaşar, İzmir, 17-18 May.

May 2019        Conference presentation 

F.C. Conesa, H.A. Orengo, A. Garcia, A.S. Green, and C.A. Petrie, Multi-temporal and multi-sensor data integration for the machine learning detection of archaeological mounds: perspectives from South Asian archaeology, ESA Living Planet Symposium, Milan, 13-17 May.

May 2019        Invited seminar 

Petrie. C.A. Does climate change really cause collapse? Insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects, Biweekly Colloquium on Past Socio-Cultural-Environmental Dynamics, Kiel, 13 May

May 2019        Invited seminar 

Petrie. C.A. "Reconstructing settlement landscapes in the Indus River Basin: insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects", Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 02 May.

May 2019        Invited seminar 

Petrie. C.A. "Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilization: insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects", Joukowsky Institute, Brown University, Providence, 01 May.

April 2019       Invited seminar 

Petrie. C.A. "Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilization: insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects", ISAW, New York, 30 April.

April 2019       Invited seminar 

Petrie. C.A. "Reconstructing settlement landscapes in the Indus River Basin: insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects", combined Anthropology Colloquium and Archaeology Brown Bag Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 26 April.

April 2019       Conference presentation 

E. Lightfoot, N. Przelomska, M.C. Ustunkaya, H.V. Hunt, T.C. O'Connell, M.K. Jones and C.A. Petrie, Isotopic variation in foxtail millet (Setaria italica) with variety and watering regime aka: what does C4 plant isotopic variation mean?? UKAS 2019, Manchester, 24-26 April.

April 2019       Conference poster 

M.C. Ustunkaya, N. Wright, R. N. Singh, C.A. Petrie, At the fringe of Indus civilisation: what can we learnl about Indus people at Khanak, Lohari Ragho I and Masudpur I through macro-botanical remains? UKAS 2019, Manchester, 24-26 April.

April 2019       Conference presentation 

Angourakis, A., Bates, J., Baudouin, J.-P., Giesche, A. Ustunkaya, M.C., Wright, N., Singh, R.N. and Petrie, C.A. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket": modelling cropping strategies and climate change in the Indus Civilisation, CAA 2019, Kraków, 23 April.

April 2019       Conference presentation 

Green, A., Alam, A., Green, L.M., Ranjan, A., Singh, R.N. and Petrie, C.A. Intensifying extensive survey: a digital workflow for rapidly assessing ancient settlements across large geographical areas, CAA 2019, Kraków, 23 April.

April 2019       Conference presentation 

Durcan, J., Thomas, D.S.G., Pawar, V., Sharan, A., Gupta, S., Orengo, H.A., Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A. Holocene landscape dynamics of the Ghaggar-Hakra fluvial system, India: implications for the Indus Civilisation, "Geoarchaeological records of human-landscape interaction: from a nature-dominated world to the Anthropocene", EGU 2019, Vienna, 7–12 April

April 2019       Conference poster 

Baudouin, J.-P., Herzog, M., Petrie, C.A. Orographic precipitation in the Upper Indus basin, in the "Dynamics of the atmospheric circulation in past, present and future climates" session, EGU 2019, Vienna, 7–12 April

March 2019     Conference presentation

H.A. Orengo, F.C. Conesa, A. Garcia-Molsosa, and C.A. Petrie, Applications of machine and deep learning for the identification and analysis of archaeological sites at a continental scale using 40 years of multi-source satellite data, BigData Conference, McDonald Institute, 27-28 March.

March 2019     Invited presentation 

Petrie, C.A., Does climate change really cause collapse? Insights from the Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects, University of Southampton Archaeology Departmental Seminar, 27 March

March 2019     Workshop presentation 

A. Angourakis, J. Bates, J.-P. Baudouin, A. Giesche, M. Cemre Ustunkaya, N. Wright, R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie, How to 'downsize' a complex society: experiments with agent-based models to assess the resilience of Indus Civilisation settlements to climate change, "Socio- Environmental Dynamics over the last 15.000 Years: The Creation of Landscape VI", International Open Workshop, Kiel, 11-16 March.

March 2019     Workshop presentation 

Adam S. Green, S. Dixit, K. Garg, S. Neelaram S., G. Singh, K. Vatta, A. Whitbread, M.K. Jones, R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie, What makes water management strategies resilient? An integrated, holistic and comparative approach to applying lessons from the past to India's agriculture, "Socio- Environmental Dynamics over the last 15.000 Years: The Creation of Landscape VI", International Open Workshop, Kiel, 11-16 March.

March 2019     Workshop presentation 

Regional databases – an example from Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects, Mapping Past Land Use in South Asia: PAGES LandCover6k workshop, 05-06 March

March 2019     Invited keynote lecture

New insights into the Indus Civilisation: an archaeological perspective, Bhagani Nivedita College, Delhi University, 02 March

March 2019     Invited keynote lecture 

New insights into the Indus Civilisation: an archaeological perspective, Dayal Singh College, Delhi University, 01 March

Jan 2019          Conference presentation 

A. S. Green, S. Dixit, V. Kamal, D. Murthy, S. Neelaram, G. Singh, A. Whitbread, M.K. Jones, R.N. Singh, and C.A. Petrie. Tanks and towns: an exploration of different paths toward sustainability in ancient South Asia, Empires and Kingdoms of Dakshiṇāpatha with Special Reference to Telangana, Third International Seminar, Hyderabad, 19-20 January.

Jan 2019          Invited presentation 

Petrie, C.A., Does climate change really cause collapse? How Jared Diamond Stole the Grand Narrative: Reclaiming Social Complexity in Global Perspective, McDonald Institute, 11-13 January

Nov 2018         Invited seminar 

Petrie, C.A. "Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilization: insights from the Land, Water and Settlement to TwoRains projects", CHS Seminar Series, JNU, Delhi, 13 November.

Sept 2018        Poster

Conesa, F.C., Orengo, H., Garcia, A., and Petrie, C.A., The Cholistan Desert (Pakistan): EO-based approaches to investigate long-term land use and water management strategies, "Understanding cultural landscapes from space in the era of open, big and multi-temporal data" session, Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle on Tyne, 17-20 September [winner of BAR publishing best poster prize].

Sept 2018        Poster

Garcia, A., Orengo, H.A., Conesa, F.C, Green, A.S. Green, and Petrie, C.A., Applications of multi-temporal data and cloud computing for the study of past settlement and landscape dynamics in the Punjab region, "Understanding cultural landscapes from space in the era of open, big and multi-temporal data" session, Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle on Tyne, 17-20 September

Sept 2018        Conference presentation 

Orengo, H.A., Garcia, A., Conesa, F.C., Green, A.S., and Petrie, C.A., The reconstruction of the Bronze Age landscapes of South Asia: a large-scale, multi-temporal and multi-source approach using cloud parallel computing, "Understanding cultural landscapes from space in the era of open, big and multi-temporal data" session, Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle on Tyne, 17-20 September

Sept 2018        Conference presentation

Orengo, H.A., Wilkinson, T.C., and Petrie, C.A. New RS-based advances and concepts in the development of transcontinental route models, "Understanding cultural landscapes from space in the era of open, big and multi-temporal data" session, Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle on Tyne, 17-20 September

Sept 2018        Conference poster

Garcia, A., Orengo, H.A., Conesa, F.C., Green, A.S. and Petrie, C.A. Applications of multi-temporal data and cloud computing for the study of past settlement and landscape dynamics in the Punjab Region, 8th ESA Advanced Land Training Course on Land Remote Sensing, Leicester, 10-14 September.

Sept 2018        Conference presentation 

Lightfoot, E. Przelomska, N., Ustunkaya, M.C., Hunt, H., O'Connell, T.C., Jones, M.K., and Petrie C.A. Isotopic Variation in Foxtail Millet (Setaria Italica) with Variety and Watering Regime, 8th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology ISBA 2018, Jena, 18-21 September.

Sept 2018        Conference presentation

Suryanarayan, A., Cubas, M., Craig, O., Heron, C., O'Connell, T.C., Singh, R.N., Shinde, V. and Petrie, C.A., What's cooking in the Indus Civilisation?, 8th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology ISBA 2018, Jena, 18-21 September.

Sept 2018        Conference presentation

Orengo, H.A.; Crema, E.R., Wilkinson, T.C., Petrie, C.A., Leppard, T.P., Gjesfjeld, E., Garcia, A., Kryzanska, M. & Conesa, F.C. 2018. Computational approaches to diverse, complex and large archaeological datasets: the experience of the CDAL at Cambridge, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona, 5-8 September.

Sept 2018        Conference presentation 

Orengo, H.A., Wilkinson, T.C., and Petrie, C.A. Conceptual workflow and preliminary results of the development of transcontinental, multi-factor probabilistic corridors: a new approach to past mobility, 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Barcelona, 5-8 September

Sept 2018        Conference presentation 

Suryanarayan, A., Cubas, M., Craig, O., Heron, C., O'Connell, T.C., Singh, R.N., Shinde, V. and Petrie, C.A., Organic residue analysis as a routine method in archaeology? Opportunities, Avenues and Challenges, European Association for Archaeology Conference, Barcelona, Spain

July 2018         Conference presentation 

C.A. Petrie, R.N. Singh, A. Alam, J. Bates, J-P. Baudouin, A. Ceccarelli, S. Chakraborti, S. Chakradari, A. Chowdhury, Y. Dixit, C.A.I. French, A. Garcia, A. Giesche, A. Green, L. Green, D. Hodell, P.J. Jones, E. Lightfoot, S. Neogi, H.A. Orengo, A.K. Pandey, D. Parikh, V. Pawar, A. Ranjan, D.I. Redhouse, D.P. Singh, A. Suryanarayan, M.C. Ustunkaya, and J. Walker, From Land, Water and Settlement to TwoRains: progress in 2016, 2017 and 2018, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018         Conference presentation 

Orengo H.A., Garcia-Molsosa, A., Conesa, F. and Petrie, C.A., Large-scale computational approaches for the palaeolandscape reconstruction of the Sutlej-Yamuna interfluve and Pakistani Punjab, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018         Conference presentation 

Green A., A. Ranjan, L. Green, A. Alam, R.N. Singh, and C.A. Petrie, Urban and post-urban intensities: archaeological signature landscapes of northwest India, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018         Conference presentation

Suryanarayan A., Heron, C., Craig, O., Cubas, M., Singh, R.N., Shinde, V., O'Connell, T.C. and Petrie, C.A. "What's cooking?" Using ceramic residue analysis to investigate cooking practices in Indus northwest India, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018         Conference presentation 

Lightfoot E., P.J. Jones, T.C. O'Connell, P. Joglekar, R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie, A comparison of animal management practices at Indus sites in Haryana using stable isotope analysis, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018         Conference presentation 

Ustunkaya, M.C., R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie, Indus farming on the desert margins: archaeobotanical evidence from Khanak, Bhiwani, Haryana, India, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018         Conference presentation 

J. Bates, R.N. Singh, K.D. Thomas and C.A. Petrie, Life on the edge: food diversity, choice and resilience along the borders of the Indus Civilisation, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018 -       Conference poster 

J. Walker, C.A.I. French, H. Orengo, V. Pawar, A. Giesche, R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie, Buried Indus landscapes: using geoarchaeology to assess human-environment interactions at Lohari Ragho, northwest India, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

July 2018 -       Conference poster 

A. Ceccarelli, P. Quinn, R.N. Singh and C.A. Petrie, From rural ceramic production to communities of practice: a technological reassessment of Indus ceramics from NW India, at the Twenty-fourth International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Naples, 2-6 July.

June 2018        Invited presentation

Suryanarayan, A., Cubas, M., Craig, O., Heron, C., O'Connell, T., Singh, R.N. and Petrie, C.A. What's cooking in the Indus Civilisation?, Shared Tastes Conference, Leiden University, Netherlands, 28-30 June

June 2018        Invited presentation 

Bates, J., Garcia-Granero, J.J., Petrie, C.A., Singh, R.N., Madella, M. and Ajithprasad, P. Cultural Unifier, Local Staple or Exotic Luxury? Food as Material Culture in the Indus Civilisation, South Asia c.3200-1500 BC, Shared Tastes Conference, Leiden University, Netherlands, 28-30 June

June 2018        Invited presentation 

Suryanarayan, A., Cubas, M., Craig, O., Heron, C., O'Connell, T.C., Singh, R.N., Shinde, V. and Petrie, C.A., What's in the pot? Characterising natural substances in archaeology through lipid and isotopic analyses, London Biological Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, British Museum, London

May 2018        Invited lecture 

Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilization, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, 03 May

April 2018       Invited presentation 

Petrie, C.A., Green, A., Orengo, H., and Singh, R.N., Hidden in plain sight: reconstructing landscapes of urbanism in northwest India, 12 April, SAA Conference, Washington DC, 11-15 April

April 2018       Conference presentation 

Greenfield, T., McMahon, A., O'Connell, T.C., Petrie, C.A., Reade, H., Kneale, C., Zettler, R. and Fletcher, A. Herd animal management and mobility in Early Dynastic Sumer, ICAANE 11, Munich, 3-7 April.

April 2018       Invited lecture 

Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilisation, UrbNet Lecture Series, Aarhus University, 3 April

Jan 2018          Workshop Presentation 

Giesche, A., Staubwasser, M.S., Petrie, C.A., Hodell, D. Re-examining the 4.2 ka BP event in foraminifera isotope records from the Indus River delta in the Arabian Sea, 4.2 ka BP event international workshop, Pisa, 10-12 January

Dec 2017         Conference presentation 

Suryanarayan, A., Cubas, M., Craig, O., Heron, C., O'Connell, T.C., Singh, R.N., Shinde, V. and Petrie, C.A., "Cooking the World": Culinary choices in the Indus Civilisation Dec 2017 Conference presentation, Theoretical Archaeology Group, Cardiff

Dec 2017         Invited lecture 

Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilisation, The Evolution of Fragility, Getty Museum (co-sponsored by The Getty Museum and the McDonald Institute of Archaeology), 2-5 December.

Dec 2017         Conference presentation 

A.S. Green, J. Bates, P.J. Jones, E. Lightfoot, H.A. Orengo, R.N. Singh, M.C. Ustunkaya, J.R. Walker and C.A. Petrie, Resilience through variability in Northwest India's Urban and Post-Urban Landscape (3200–1500 B.C.): Preliminary insights from the TwoRains Project, UNDERSTANDING VARIABILITY AND CREATING RESILIENCE: NEW APPROACHES TO THE LONG-TERM DYNAMICS OF SOCIAL CHOICE AND HUMAN LANDSCAPES Oral Presentation Session, AAA Conference, Washington DC, 29 November - 03 December.

Nov 2017         Seminar presentation 

Variability, adaptation, fragility, resilience and the Indus Civilisation, Garrod Seminar Series, McDonald Institute, 23 November.

Nov 2017         Invited lecture 

The Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains projects: investigating human and environment interactions in Indus period northwest India, Archaeology Discussion Group, Deccan College, Pune, 08 November

Nov 2017         Conference presentation 

Bates, J., Petrie, C.A. and Singh, R.N. A view from the villages: disentangling 'multi-cropping', agricultural adaptation and resilience in the Indus Civilisation, Annual Conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society, Varanasi, 4-6 November.

Nov 2017         Conference presentation 

Ceccarelli, A., Quinn, P., Petrie, C.A. and Singh, R.N. Questioning Collapse of Indus Craft Traditions: Petrographic Analysis of Ceramics from North-Western India, Annual Conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society, Varanasi, 4-6 November.

Nov 2017         Conference presentation 

Petrie, C.A. and Singh, R.N. TwoRains: investigating human and environment interactions during and after the Indus period in northwest India, Annual Conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society, Varanasi, 4-6 November.

Oct 2017          Lecture 

Climate change and collapse: a (not so) simple story of the relationship between climate and the decline of South Asia's Indus Civilisation, Festival of Ideas, Ancient India and Iran Trust, Asian Archaeology Group and the McDonald Institute, 23 October.

Oct 2017          Poster 

Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A. and Singh, D.P. Scientific studies of metallurgical crucibles from Khanak: a Harappan site in Bhiwani, Haryana, India, BUMA IX, Dong-A University Busan, Korea, 16-19 October.

Sept 2017        Presentation 

Ceccarelli, A., Quinn, P. and Petrie, C.A. Beyond the eclipse of urbanism: clay, crafts and technologies in the Indus Age, Chronology and Technical Ceramics, European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, Bordeaux, 6-9 September.

Sept 2017        Presentation 

Suryanarayan, A., Heron, C., Petrie, C.A. and O'Connell, T.C. What's cooking? Investigating vessel usage in the Indus Civilisation, Chronology and Technical Ceramics, European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, Bordeaux, 6-9 September.

May 2017        Poster 

Giesche, A., Dixit, Y., Gázquez-Sanchez, F., Petrie, C.A. and Hodell, D. Quantitative paleo-aridity record from Karsandi paleolake (NW India) over the Holocene inferred from triple oxygen isotopes in gypsum hydration water, PAGES Osm, Saragossa, Spain, May 9-14.

Feb 2017         Invited presentation 

Petrie, C.A., Orengo, H., Taylor, H., Weeks, L. and Wilkinson, T., Crossing the plateau - movement, interaction, interconnection, and transmission on the Iranian plateau in prehistory, Empty spaces or creative interfaces? A multi-scalar perspective on current dryland archaeology, SimulPast and CaSEs workshop on socio-ecological systems, UPF, Barcelona, 15-17 February.

Jan 2017          Conference paper 

Petrie, C.A., Bates, J., Dixit, Y., French, C.A.I, Hodell, D., Jones, P.J., Lancelotti, C., Lynam, F., Neogi, S., Orengo, H., Pandey, A.K., Parikh, D., Pawar, V., Redhouse, D.I., Singh, D.P., and Singh, R.N. Land, Water and Settlement and TwoRains: multi-disciplinary approaches to exploring human/environment relationships in Indus northwest India, BANEA conference, Glasgow, 4-6 January.

Dec 2016         Symposium presentation 

Orengo, H.A. & Petrie, C.A. 2016. Setting up the scene: remote sensing and GIS-based topographic analysis applied to the analysis of palaeohydrography and site distribution in the Punjab. Fourth Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, & The Ancient India and Iran Trust, 2nd -3rd of December. Cambridge, UK.

Sept 2016        Poster presentation 

Suryanarayan, A., Craig, O., Heron, C., O'Connell, T.C., Singh, R.N., and Petrie, C.A., Investigating vessel-usage in the Indus Civilisation using ceramic residue analysis, International Symposium for Biomolecular Archaeology, Oxford

Aug 2016         Conference workshop introduction paper

Bates, J., Petrie, C.A., Jones, P.J. and Singh, R.N., A view from the villages: agricultural adaptability and resilience through macrobotanical, phytolith and isotopic analysis, at WAC8, Kyoto, August 28-September 2.

Aug 2016         Conference workshop introduction paper 

Lancelotti, C., Madella, M, and Petrie, C.A., Adaptability and Resilience: New Paradigms for the Indus Civilization, at WAC8, Kyoto, August 28-September 2.

Aug 2016         Conference paper 

Petrie, C.A., Bates, J., Orengo, H. and Singh, R.N., Winter rain, summer rain: adaptation and resilience in Indus northwest India, at WAC8, Kyoto, August 28-September 2.

July 2016         Conference paper 

Bates, J.B., Petrie, C.A., Thomas, K.D. & Singh, R.N. Identity in the Indus Borders Project: diet, agriculture and social interactions with the Indus Civilisation, South Asia (c.3000-1500BC), at the Twenty-third International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Cardiff, July 4-8.

July 2016         Conference paper 

Ceccarelli, A., Petrie, C.A., and Singh, R.N. Indus Civilisation and the protohistoric ceramic industries of north-western India: a compositional and technological reassessment, at the Twenty-third International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Cardiff, July 4-8.

July 2016         Conference paper 

Parikh, D. and Petrie, C.A. Conservatism and variation in ceramic production in Indus northwest India, at the Twenty-third International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Cardiff, July 4-8.

July 2016         Conference paper 

Petrie, C.A., Orengo, H.A. and Singh, R.N. From Land, Water and Settlement to TwoRains: exploring human/environment relationships in Indus northwest India, at the Twenty-third International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Cardiff, July 4-8.

July 2016         Conference paper 

Singh, R.N., Petrie, C.A., Alam, A., and Pandey, A.K. Graffiti on potteries from Ganeshwar: a possible linkage with Harappans, at the Twenty-third International Conference of the EASAA, European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, Cardiff, July 4-8.

April 2016       Conference paper 

Durcan, J., Thomas, D.S.G., Pawar, V., Gupta, S., Petrie, C.A. and Singh, R.N. Holocene landscape dynamics of the Ghaggar-Hakra floodplain, India: implications for the Indus Civilisation, EGU conference, Vienna, 17-22 April.

March 2016      Invited paper 

Petrie, C.A., Bates, J. and Jones, P.J. Feeding Indus urbanism: adapting to variable environments in ancient South Asia, The agricultural origins of urbanization: 'intensification' in late prehistoric western Eurasia and beyond conference, Oxford University, March 18-20.

Feb 2016         Invited presentation 

Land, Water and Settlement: ongoing archaeological investigations of Indus northwest India, Cultural and Military Heritage of Haryana, MD University Rohtak Two day National Seminar February 04-05.

Jan 2016          Invited presentation 

From Land, Water and Settlement to TwoRains: ongoing archaeological investigations of Indus northwest India, The Silk Road: The Place of Asia in World Archaeology seminar, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, January 18

Dec 2015         Conference Paper 

  Petrie, C.A., Singh, R.N., French, C.A.I., Bates, J., Dixit, Y., Hodell, D., Jones, P.J., Neogi, S., Pandey, A.K., Pawar, V., Parikh, D. and Redhouse, D.I., From Land, Water and Settlement to TwoRains: ongoing archaeological investigations of Indus northwest India, Annual Conference of the Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies and Indian History and Culture Society, Hyderabad, December 17-20.

Dec 2015         Symposium paper 

Bates, J., Petrie, C.A., Thomas, K.D. and Singh, R.N. The Identity in the Indus Borders Project: diet, agriculture and social interactions with the Indus Civilisation, South Asia (c.3000-1500BC), Third Allchin Symposium, Durham University, December 4-5.

Nov 2015         Seminar 

Adaptation to variable environments, resilience to climate change; Land, Water and Settlement and the Indus Civilisation, Ancient India and Iran Trust, November 6.

October 2015   Invited paper 

Adaptation to variable environments, resilience to climate change: examining crisis and the Indus Civilisation, Crisis to Collapse: The Archaeology of Societal Breakdown, Louvain-la-Neuve, October 29-30.