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Faculty Profile

Dr. Krishnendu Polley Assistant Professor Dept. of Anthropology

Personal Details

Academic background: M.Sc and PhD from the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta
Joined WBES on: 18/12/2008
Joined Bidhannagar College on: 03/09/2015
Number of Publications: 8 (Eight)
Mobile: 9830981238
Email: krishnendu.polley@gmail.com
URL of Google Scholar/Research Gate/ORCID/Personal Website: scholar.google.com/citations?user=95_pER4AAAAJ&hl=en

Name of the Colleges served till date

  1. Haldia Government Colllege
  2. Bidhannagar College

Areas of Specialization

  1. Prehistoric Archaeology and Paleoanthropology

Areas of Teaching

  1. Human Osteology
  2. Prehistoric Archaeology
  3. Culture Studies
  4. Remote Sensing and GIS, Archaeological Mapping
  5. Experimental Archaeology and Advanced Lithic Analysis, Debitage Analysis

Areas of Research Interests

  1. Archaeological Exploration
  2. Geoarchaeology
  3. Rock Art Studies
  4. Experimental Archaeology and Lithic Artifact Analysis

List of Publications (Journal/Proceedings)

  1. Polley, K. 2010. Flint Knapping Experiment: An Overview in Indian Context. Journal of Indian Anthropological Society 45:307-314.
  2. Polley, K. and R. Ray. 2010. A Preliminary Study on the Stone Age Cultures of Khunty and its Adjoining Regions. Puratattva 40:51-70.
  3. Polley, K., A. Banerjee, A. Makal and R. Ray. 2011. Kurshiburu: A Rock Art Site of Eastern India. In Art and Communication in Pre-literate Societies ed. by Centro Camuno di Studi Prehistorici. Valcamonica, Italy: 354-359.
  4. Banerjee, A., K. Polley, A. Roy, A. Makal, G.K. Chakrabarti and A.Das. 2012. Materiality Revisited: Relevance of Material Culture Studies in the Contemporary Era. Journal of the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta 14 (1):1-14.
  5. Polley, K., A. Banerjee, A. Makal. 2015. Relations between rock art and ritual practice: a case study from eastern India, Archaeological Research in Asia 3: 34-48.
  6. Polley, K., S. Chandra, A. Banerjee. 2017. The Impact of Raw Material Properties on Lithic Debitage Assemblage Variation: An Experimental Assessment in Indian Context, Man and Environment XLII(1):36-49.
  7. Banerjee, A., K. Polley, A. Makal, B. M. Das. 2017. The Insiders’ Experience of an Undergraduate Level Ethnographic Fieldwork Training Program in India, The Qualitative Report 22(8):2308-2330.
  8. Polley, K. 2017. Preliminary Observations on the Quaternary Sediments and Associated Cultural Remains of the Subarnarekha River Basin, Ghatsila, Eastern India, Journal of Indian Anthropological Society 52:45-61.
  9. Makal, A., A. Banerjee, K. Polley, B. M. Das. 2018. Continuity and Change among the Koras of Bindukata: An Ethnographic Re-analysis, Asian Journal of Social Science 46(1-2):52-78.
  10. Polley, K. 2022. Tracing Human Origin in Indian Subcontinent: A Review of Recent Paleoanthropological and Archaeological Findings. Annals of Anthropological Research and Reviews 2(1):28-37. Sidhu-Kanhu Birsa University.
  11. Baul, S., Polley, K. .2023. Quaternary Sediments and Prehistoric Cultural Remains of Dulung River Valley, Eastern India: A Report. Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society 58(1):3-45 (UGC Care Listed)
  12. Polley, K., Chakraborty, K., Baul, S. 2023. “Understanding Context rather Than Component”: An Assessment of Mayurbhanj Palaeoliths from a Geoarchaeological Perspective. The Oriental Anthropologist 23(1) https://doi.org/10.1177/0972558X231154154 . SAGE. (UGC care Listed and SCOPUS indexed)
  13. Baul, S., Polley, K. 2023. The Lower Paleolithic and Microlithic Sites of Dulung River valley, Eastern India. Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India online first https://doi.org/10.1177/2277436X23118036 . SAGE. (UGC care Listed and SCOPUS
    indexed)
  14. Polley, K., Baul, S., Chakraborty, K., Rajaguru, S. N. 2023. Geoarchaeological Appraisal of Ferricrete: A Significant Acheulian Context of Eastern India. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 16:574. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-023-11685-7. Springer-Nature.
    (Scopus and Web of Science Indexed)
  15. Moyra, S., Polley, K., Chakraborty, K., Baul, S., Bhattacharya, K. 2023. On the Occurrences of Microliths near Begunkodor and Jhalida towns, Purulia, Eastern India: A Brief Report. Antrocom: Online Journal of Anthropology 19(2):441-454. (UGC Care Listed)

List of Publications (Book/Chapter)

  1. • Polley, K. 2009. Effect of Post-depositional Environment on Lithic Artifacts. In Environment Education Vol II, ed. by Sudip Dutta Banik and Saikat Kumar Basu. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi: 557-565.
  2. • Polley, K. and R. Ray. 2009. An Experimental Study on the Manufacturing Process of the Lower Paleolithic Implements from Quartz Nodules. In Status of Prehistoric Studies in the Twenty-First Century India ed. by Ranjana Ray and Vidula Jayaswal. British Archaeological Reports International Series 1924. Archaeopress, Oxford, UK: pp- 49-54.
  3. • Polley, K. and R. Ray. 2009. A Study of Quarternary Deposits and Associated Cultural Remains from Pallahara, Orissa. In The World of Dr. B.M. Das, ed. by Bapukan Choudhury and Pradip Jyoti Mahanta. Assam Academy for Cultural Relations, Guwahati: 383-398.
  4. • Polley, K., R. Ray. 2013, Prehistoric art, Artfact and Gender: A Case Study from Eastern India. In Gendering Material Culture: Representation and Practice ed. by Subhadra Mitra Channa and Kamal K. Mishra. Rawat Publications, New Delhi: 65-78.
  5. Banerjee, A., Makal, A., Polley, K. 2023. Anthropological Research in India: Retrospect and Prospects. Lexington Books, An Imprint of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, Lanham, Maryland, USA.

List of Lectures in Seminar/Conferences

  1. Invited Lecture entitled- Flint Knapping Experiment, in-The Personality of Anthropological Teaching and Researches in India, conference held on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Indian Anthropological Society. (Date- 12th March, 2010), organised by- The Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata
  2. Invited Lecture entitled- Lower Paleolithic Biface Technology of Eastern India: An Experimental Assessment, organised by- Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
  3. Invited Lecture entitled- Preliminery Observations on the Metric Characters of Experimentally Manufactured Debitage, in-A Hundred and Fifty Years of Prehistoric Archaeological Studies in India: Homage to Robert Bruce Foote, held between 31st March to 1st April, 2014, organised by- Asiatic Society, Kolkata
  4. Invited Lecture entitled- The Story of a Fieldwork, in-UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Fieldwork and Legacy of T. C. Dasâ€Â, organised by- Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University
  5. Delivered a lecture entitled “Stone Tool manufacturing technique: A brief Introduction” in a national level workshop organised by the Department of Anthropology, department of History and IQAC, Government General Degree College, Singur on 5 th June,2021.
  6. Delivered a lecture on the application of “GIS in Archaeology” in the PhD course work organized by the Department of Anthropology, University of Calcutta on 2 nd April, 2022.
  7. Delivered an invited lecture at the 108 th Indian Science Congress held at Rastrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra from January 3 to 7 2023. The topic of lecture – “Role of Flintknapping Experimentation in Archaeological Anthropology- An Overview in Indian Context”.
  8. Delivered a lecture entitled “Scientific illustration of of Lithic Artifacts: A Brief Introduction” in the add on course organised by the Department of Anthropology and IQAC of the Vivekananda College for Women, barisha, Kolkata-700008 on 15 th June, 2023.

On-going or Completed Research Projects

  1. Successfully supervised one UGC sponsored Minor Research Project under 11 th plan of UGC (approval no F. PHW-163/09-10(ERO), dated 11th September, 2009).

Awards/Grants received

  1.  Nil

Member of Academic Bodies

  1. Life member (L29853) of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)
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