Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Anubhav Kaur

Predoctoral Fellow

I am a PhD candidate in Paleoanthropology, at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India. I am broadly interested in understanding the human-animal-environment interface in the Indian Subcontinent. Currently my doctoral research focuses broadly on understanding the paleoecological implications for hominin dispersal(s) in northern India; using vertebrate fossils from the Siwalik Hills region. I use ecomorphological and biogeochemical methodologies for paleoecological and paleoclimatic reconstructions, in addition to taphonomy. 

Department / Division
  • PhD candidate, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali, India
  • MA, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Deccan College PGRI, Pune, India
  • BA, History, DAV College Chandigarh, India
Additional Resources
Research Interests

Early hominin dispersal(s) into the Indian Subcontinent; Paleoecology; Taphonomy

  • Kaur, Anubhav Preet (2022). New fossil mammalian assemblages and ratite eggshells from the Pinjore Formation (2.58-0.63 Ma) of the Siwalik Hills near Chandigarh, northern India. Journal of Quaternary Science Reviews
  • Kaur, Anubhav Preet (2022). An Overview of palaeolithic localities on a Post-Siwalik landscape from Janauri Anticlineof Northern India (Eds. Sushama G. Deo, Jayendra Joglekar, Andre Baptista), Adaptations across Antiquity: Tracing Quaternary Enviornments and Prehistoric Cultural Responses in Peninsular India, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Research.
  • Book chapter: Kaur, Anubhav Preet (2021). Palaeolithic sites in gravel context in India (Eds. Nupur Tiwari, Vivek Singh, Shashi B. Mehra), Quaternary Geoarchaeology of India, Geological Society of London. 
  • Kaur, Anubhav Preet, S.G. Deo, J. Joglekar and M. Chatterjee (2019). A preliminary study of the lithic assemblage from Palaeolithic localities of the Hoshiarpur Siwalik Frontal Range, Punjab, India. Bulletin of the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Vol. 79, pp. 1-19.