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 in progress.
  • June 2022 issue is printed and will be dispatched soon to all life members

  • LAST UPDATED:   25th November 2022

Society Activities and Conference News

Joint Annual Conferences  (2020,2021) were not possible because of COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Annual General Body Meeting of 2020 and 2021was not possible due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Online General Body Meeting for 2020-21 and 2021-22 was conducted on 30th March 2022