Sampling in Rakhigarhi Site Begins
On Jan to Feb, 2014, new collaboration with Deccan College begins. Jong Ha Hong, the graduate student of my lab will stay in Rakhigarhi site, India on Jan 25 to Feb 14. During the period, he, along with Yongjun Kim, would excavate the tombs of the area; and would collect the samples from the site. We would do anthropological, paleoparasitological and molecular studies on the samples, revealing the invaluable clues for health and disease status of human population of Harappan culture, one of the oldest civilization of mankind. I also would join the excavation during the period; and will join in the 5th International Congress Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA).