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.

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How to join the Society?

Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies only has Life Membership. There is no Institutional Membership.

Life Membership is open to all those actively engaged in Prehistoric and Quaternary research. For getting membership the procedure is:

Step 1: Apply on the prescribed form. Scholars wishing to be life members can print the prescribed form, sign it, attach two I-card size photographs and send it physically by post. Electronic submission or scanned copies of the form will not be accepted.

Step2: After the membership application is passed in the Executive Committee, assistant secretary will inform by e-mail. Then the necessary money is to be sent by DD. Cheques are not accepted. Generally the meetings of the Executive Committee take place after three months, hence the decision of accepting someone's life membership may take 2-3 months.

At present the Membership Fees are:

Indians residing in India - Rs. 8000/-

South Asia other than India - Rs.12000/-

All other Countries – US $ 800.

Annual Membership (Students) - Rs. 500 (only for attending conference)

Annual Membership (Others) - Rs. 1000 (only for attending conference)

 Download Life Membership Form

Updating of Information

All the life members were approached four times in the past two years and were requested to send their updated information along with two photographs. A large number of Life Members have not yet sent their information in prescribed format. Life members can print the form given here, sign it, attach two I-card size photographs and send it physically by post. Electronic submission or scanned copies of the form will not be accepted.

Such members are once again requested to send the required as early as possible. Once the form is received they would get the journal once again form the current issue.

Download Updating of Information Form

Contact us

Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies

c/o Department of Archaeology,
Deccan College,
Pune - 411006, India
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