Dr Sayantani Neogi

Research Profile

I have completed my PhD in Geoarchaeology at the University of Cambridge. My thesis, entitled ‘Geoarchaeological Investigations of Indus Settlements in the Plains of Northwestern India’ explores the soil/sediment sequences associated with a series of archaeological sites dated between c.3000 and 1500 BC, belonging to the Indus Civilisation. Primarily trained as a geomorphologist, I have long-standing interest landscape archaeology to understand human-environment relationship. My expertise, therefore, is in micromorphological and petrographic analysis of soils and rocks in assaying palaeoenvironment and in understanding human influences in the ‘total environment’. Prior to joining the EAMENA project, I have worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich on the ERC project ‘AcrossBorders’. I conducted geoarchaeological research in and around the New Kingdom Pharaonic town on the island of Sai, Sudan. In addition to working in Sudan and India, I have also participated in several projects in Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, England, China and Tanzania over the last 12 years.