Rohana Khurd Archaeological Project (ROKAP)

A collaborative project with Dr. Supriya Varma, Associate Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

The archaeological mound is located close to the present village of Rohana Khurd in Muzaffarnagar District of Uttar Pradesh. In the medieval period, the mound was partially occupied by a cemetery that went into disuse. At present, the top of the mound serves as a sacred space with a temple along with memorials of individual families dispersed on it.

This site was excavated from 2011-12. The excavations served to train graduate students in the practices of archaeology, from digging, to documentation, mapping, and photography. Excavations gave interesting evidence for a rural settlement that began in the Iron Age that was then abandoned and subsequently occupied between the fourth to the tenth centuries CE. The project is now in the stage of detailed documentation and analysis of archaeological material.

 

Faculty

Jaya Menon
Professor and Head