Focus and Scope
The genesis of Ancient Asia lies in the fact that over the years many scholars have suggested the need for a dedicated platform where young archaeologists can present their research and views openly. It was also suggested that this forum should be structured in a manner that permits extended discussion beyond the usual question and answer session. It was further decided to create a society that would deal with the archaeology, anthropology, history, and ethnography of Asia in general and South Asia in particular. As Afghanistan, Iran and Central Asia are historically closely related to South Asia, the countries of this region have also been included on this podium.
The scope of Ancient Asia is vast - from Stone Age to the Modern times, including archaeology, history, anthropology, art, architecture, numismatics, iconography, ethnography, various scientific aspects including archaeobotany and archaeozoology, and theoretical and methodological issues. Amongst the goals of this society are, to bring forth the research being conducted in areas that are not often well published such as the North Eastern States of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Central Asia, Iran, etc. We will also aim to bring out cutting edge research in other related scientific, technical and methodological fields to the focus area of this society.
Please contact the editors if you are unsure as to whether your research is suitable.
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