Archaeobotanical Perspectives of Bangladesh;Early-Historic (500BC) to Early Medieval(1200AD) period.
Origin of Agriculture, Domestication, Climate change, Movement of Plants.
I engage into the research of archaeological plant remains recovered from Bangladesh. Currently, my DPhil research is based on morphometric, weed ecology and Isotope analysis of archaeobotanical plant remains. The aim of the research is to reveal origin of agriculture, crop growing environment early Bangladesh, and developing methods of distinguishing various archaeobotanical rices cultivated in South Asia. Using macro botanical remains from three archaeological sites; Wari-Bateshwar (C.500BC to 100BC), Mahasthangarh (C.300BC to 1200 AD) and Nateshwar (C.600AD to 1000AD) of Bangladesh, the proposed research would be conducted.
Rahman, M., Cristina, C.C., Murphy, C., Rahman, S.M., Fuller,D.Q. (2020) Agricultural systems in Bangladesh: the first archaeobotanical results from Early Historic Wari-Bateshwar and Early Medieval Vikrampura. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences . Vol. 12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00991-5
Rahman, M. 2020. New research in Bangladesh archaeobotany: potential issues and future scope. Journal of Bengal Art, Vol. 25, 2020, 393-410.
Rahman, M., Murphy, C., Weisskopf, A., Champion, L., Castillo,, C., Fuller, D. Q. 2019. Wari-Bateshwar and Vikrampura: Successful Case Studies in Archaeobotany, Bangladesh. Man and Environment XLIV(1): 62-72. Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies
Rahman, M. 2019. Early farming communities in the Ganga Plain; Origin of Agriculture, crops domestication, and Pastoralism. Journal of Bengal Art, Vol. 24, 231-246. Rahman, M. 2016. COME ACROSS THE CAPITAL OF VIJAYASENA: UNCOVER THE FORGOTTEN HISTORIC LANDSCAPES. Green University Review of Social Sciences, Volume 03, Issue 01. 69-81.