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  • PhD Research Student
    MSS in Archaeology
    MBA in Information Technology Management
    BSS (Hons.) in Archaeology

Areas of Interest

Field Archaeology (archaeological survey & excavation).
Community Archaeology.
Alluvial Geoarchaeology.
Material Culture.
Archaeology of Early Medieval Bengal (undivided North Bengal).
Archaeology of Jahangirnagar alias Dhaka.

Ahmed Sharif

Senior Lecturer

Overview

Ahmed Sharif has 12 years of experience in the field of archaeological research, particularly in “field archaeology”. He has been teaching at ULAB for last five years. Apart from teaching, he has conducted many archaeological survey programs and participated several archaeological excavation programs in various parts of Bangladesh. He also has experience in providing hands on experience to the undergraduate and graduate students in the field of archaeology. Along with his teaching position, he has also been assigned as Research Associate at Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS), ULAB. Currently he is conducting research on archaeology of early medieval north Bengal and archaeology of Dhaka.

Research & Awards

Certifications:

  • Certificate in “Fundamental on GIS” using ArcGIS 10.3, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018
  • Certificate in 3rd On-Site Training and Final Workshop on Conservation under the project Conservation with Advanced Technique for Cultural Heritage (CATCH), Bangladesh National Museum-Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA)-Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (KSHF), 2017
  • Certificate in Moodle Workshop, ULAB, 2015
  • Certificate in Democratization of Pedagogy-Why teacg? When they can learn, ULAB

Current Projects:

  • Mapping the Past: GIS approach to map ancient Dhaka.
    (It is a primary initiative to study the settlement history and archaeology of Dhaka in pre-Mughal period.), Self-financed
  • Archaeological site distribution by geomorphic setting: a preliminary study of Mughal Dhaka
    (It is a preliminary study to understand the geomorphic setting of Mughal Dhaka by analyzing the locational aspect of the archaeological sites within geomorphic setting), Self-financed
  • Central Place Aspect of Mughal Dhaka
    (It is an attempt to comprehend how different aspects of Central Place Theory can place Dhaka as the core of Mughal Subah Bengal), Self-financed

Completed Projects:

  • “Enhancement of Research Capabilities of the Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University through Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Investigation in Ancient Vanga and Varendra Region of Bangladesh, CP-353” financed by Bangladesh University Grants Commission, Bangladesh.
  • “An Investigation into Palaeopedological and Palaeohydrological dynamics in relation to Archaeological records (pre 13th century AD) of Dinajpur-Joypurhat region, Bangladesh” financed by the Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • “Archaeological and Geoarchaeological Exploration at KshetlalUpazila, Joypurhat, Bangladesh” financed by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, JahangirnagarUniversty, Savar, Bangladesh.
  • “Archaeological and Geoarchaeological exploration at BiralUpazila, Dianjpur, Bangladesh” financed by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, JahangirnagarUniversty, Savar, Bangladesh.

Work Experience:

  • Senior Lecturer cum Research Associate (February 2019 to Present)
  • Lecturer cum Research Associate (May 2015 to January 2019)
  • Research Assistant ((July 2012 to December 2013)
    Research (conduct archaeological survey, excavation, data analysis and preliminary report writing)
  • Research Assistant ((June 2005 to May 2007)
    Research (conduct archaeological survey, excavation, data analysis and preliminary report writing)
  • Research Assistant ((April 2004 to March 2005)
    Research (conduct archaeological surveyand preliminary report writing)

Technical Skills:

  • Fundamental literacy on GIS” using ArcGIS 10.3
  • Excellent in Microsoft Office application.
  • Excellent in Internet browsing.

Publications

Books

Sen S, Islam K.M, Akanda M.K.H, Ahsan S.M.K & Sharif A. (2010). “Survey Archaeology in the Margin: Construction and analysis of the initial database of the recognized and recorded archaeological data/places of present Biral Thana, Dinajpur of Northwestern part of Bangladesh,” 

in “Selected Essays on History & Archaeology: Papers Presented in Memory of Professor Abu Imam”. Published by Centre for Archaeology & Heritage Research (CAHR), Dhaka, Bangladesh., pp 233-343 (ISBN: 978-984-33-0648-7)

 

Journal Articles

Sen S., Keysar A.B., Ahsan S.M.K., Hoque S., Nahar S., Sharif A (2018) “Preliminary Observation on the Outcomes of Two Archaeological Excavations on Teesta Mega Fan (TMF), Bangladesh”. HEQEP Journal. Published by University Grant Commission, Bangladesh. (ISSN: 2617-4375)

Rahman AKM S., & Sharif A. (2008). “DhakarBhumiruperItihas: Akti Mughal RajdhanirPrathomicBhu-PrantatatticPorjalochona” (in Bengali) (translation in English: History of Geomorphology of Dhaka: A Primary Analysis of Geoarchaeological Context of a Mughal Capital). Pratnatattva, 

Journal of the Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University for the Volume 14, pp 73-80 . (ISSN: 1560-7593)

Chapters

Sen, S., Islam, K.  M., Akanda, M. K. H., Sharif, A., & Ahsan, S. M. K. (2010).  Survey Archaeology in the Margin: Construction and analysis of the initial database of the recognized and recorded archaeological data/places of present Biral Thana, Dinajpur of Northwestern part of Bangladesh. In M. M.

Conference Proceedings

Sharif A. (2019) “Rivers and the Relics: Archaeological heritage in Sultanate Dhaka on the bank of the Buriganga”in Abstracts Volume of 8th SSEASR International Conference on Rivers and Religion: Connecting Cultures of South and Southeast Asia. Published by Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS),

Dhaka, Bangladesh. (ISBN 978-984-93853-0-1)

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