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ArchaeoCafé - Episode 2-13 - High altitude archaeology: An interview with Ekta Singh ArchaeoCafé

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In this episode I talk with Ekta Singh about the history of Spiti Valley in northern India and her archaeological research in the area as well as some of the general aspects of doing archaeological research in the high altitude environment of the Himalayas.



Episode notes are available on the ArchaeoCafé website.
http://archaeocafe.kvasirpublishing.com/archaeocafe-podcast-ep-213-singh





About Ekta Singh



Dr. Singh is a researcher at the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNB Garhwal) in Uttarakhand, India. Her research focuses on the history of the Spiti Valley through various forms of archaeological analysis. Some of her particular research interests include weaving and lithics technology.

Web:
https://ingumbad.academia.edu/EktaSingh
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ekta-Singh-10
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=PRlkuLYAAAAJ 





Some useful terminology and links



Spiti Valley
A cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "The middle land" (the land between Tibet and India).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiti_Valley



Rock art
Human-made markings placed on natural stone surfaces. These may be drawn, painted, or carved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_art#Paintings



Petroglyph
A marking engraved, carved or scratched into a rock surface. The rock is left in situ (as opposed to, for example, portable carved stone objects). A form of rock art.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_art#Petroglyphs





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Blog: http://archaeocafe.kvasirpublishing.com/archaeoblog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archaeocafe/

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/archaeocafe

In this episode I talk with Ekta Singh about the history of Spiti Valley in northern India and her archaeological research in the area as well as some of the general aspects of doing archaeological research in the high altitude environment of the Himalayas.



Episode notes are available on the ArchaeoCafé website.
http://archaeocafe.kvasirpublishing.com/archaeocafe-podcast-ep-213-singh





About Ekta Singh



Dr. Singh is a researcher at the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNB Garhwal) in Uttarakhand, India. Her research focuses on the history of the Spiti Valley through various forms of archaeological analysis. Some of her particular research interests include weaving and lithics technology.

Web:
https://ingumbad.academia.edu/EktaSingh
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ekta-Singh-10
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=PRlkuLYAAAAJ 





Some useful terminology and links



Spiti Valley
A cold desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the north-eastern part of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name "Spiti" means "The middle land" (the land between Tibet and India).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiti_Valley



Rock art
Human-made markings placed on natural stone surfaces. These may be drawn, painted, or carved.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_art#Paintings



Petroglyph
A marking engraved, carved or scratched into a rock surface. The rock is left in situ (as opposed to, for example, portable carved stone objects). A form of rock art.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_art#Petroglyphs





For more episodes and news, visit our website and social media pages.



Blog: http://archaeocafe.kvasirpublishing.com/archaeoblog/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/archaeocafe/

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/archaeocafe

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