About ISPQS

The Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) was established in 1977 by members of the erstwhile Indian Prehistoric Society to promote and organize interdisciplinary studies of Prehistory and Quaternary Sciences, and to provide a common platform for archaeologists, geomorphologists, geologists, environmentalists, anthropologists and other scientists.  The Society has more than 500 Life Members spread all over the world.

The Society has three main objectives: (a) Organize an Annual Conference, and also from time to time arrange seminars, workshops, conferences, lectures, and discussion meetings for academic purposes; (b) Undertake a programme of publications of academic and general nature; and (c) Encourage and organize research related to Prehistoric and Quaternary studies.

The Society publishes its Journal Man and Environment and a series of monographs. It works in close cooperation with other such professional organizations to promote excellence in research in Prehistoric and Quaternary studies in particular and archaeology in general.


Latest News from Society 


  • The work on December 2022 issue is over. It will be sent to members in February 2023.
  • Joint Annual Conference of three societies and AGM would be held at Delhi between 17 and 19 February 2023. Circular has been sent by e-mail. Also can be downloaded from this website.

  • LAST UPDATED:   9th January 2023

Society Activities and Conference News

Circular for the Joint Annual Conferences  (2023)  CLICK HERE

The Annual General Body Meeting of 2022-23 will be held on 18th of February 2023 at the conference venue