My research programme addresses geospatial and digital methods in post-colonial and Indigenous archaeology.


PhD Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

MSc GIS and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, University College London, London, England

BSc (Honours) Archaeological Science (Anthropology), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Gupta, N. and R. Devillers. 2017. Geographic Visualization in Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory  doi; http://research.library.mun.ca/12144/

Gupta, N. 2016. Indian Archaeology in the Shadow of the Babri Masjid. Antiquity doi

Lesage, L., N. Gupta and G. Sioui. 2016. Circles of Interaction. In “Multidisciplinary Investigations into Huron-Wendat and St. Lawrence Iroquoian Connections”, N. Gupta and L. Lesage (eds.), Ontario Archaeology, 96, 3-6. OA Volume 96

Gupta, N. and B. K. Means. 2015. Introduction to Geographic and Spatial Approaches in the History of Archaeology. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 25 (2): 1, 1-4. doi

Gupta, N. 2015. Social and Political Factors in Post-Colonial Indian Archaeology: The Case of Sanghol, Punjab. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 25 (2): 8, 1-13. doi

Gupta, N. 2013. What Do Spatial Approaches to the History of Archaeology Tell Us? Insights from Post-Colonial India. Complutum (Special Issue on History of Archaeology), 24 (2): 189-201. doi

Gupta, N. 2013. Cultural Continuity, Identity and Archaeological Practice in the Indian Context. In Human Expeditions: Inspired by Bruce Trigger, S. Chrisomalis and A. Costopoulos (eds.), pp. 102-115. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. doi

Gupta, N. 2013. Local Communities, National Governments and Forensic and Archaeological Investigations of Human Rights Violations. ArchaeologiesThe Journal of the World Archaeological Congress (Special Issue on Archaeology in Conflict), 9 (1): 106-131. doi

Gupta, N. 2013. Why the Social Context of Archaeology Matters in the Study of the Indus Valley Civilization: Insights on Banerji’s ‘Pre-Buddhist’ Period at Mohenjodaro. Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, 1 (1): 36-62.

Gupta, N. 2012. Before Creation: Competing Excavators, Imperial Interests and the Making of the Indus Valley Civilization in 1920s India. In Scientists and Scholars in the Field: Studies in the History of Fieldwork and Expeditions, K. H. Nielsen, M. Harbsmeier and C. J. Ries (eds.), pp. 259-282. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.

Costopoulos, A., M. W. Lake and N. Gupta. 2010. Introduction. In Simulating Change: Archaeology into the Twenty-First Century, A. Costopoulos and M. W. Lake (eds.), pp. 1-6. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Digital Scholarship (*peer-reviewed)

*Gupta, N. 2017. “Maps and Myths”, Anthropology News website, Nov 10, 2017, doi: 10.1111/AN.680 http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/11/10/maps-and-myths/

*Gupta, N. 2017. “Geographic Visualization in Anthropology”. Anthropology News website, August 14, 2017, doi: 10.1111/AN.512 http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2017/08/14/geographic-visualization-in-anthropology/

Gupta, N. 2017. “Enlarge the (Digital) Future: Prospects for Canadian Archaeology”. Invited post for Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA) Official Blog, May 2, 2017, https://canadianarchaeology.com/caa/publications/bulletin-blog/enlarge-digital-future-prospects-canadian-archaeology


The Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environment: An Integrated Open Source Approach for Teaching Method and Practice in Digital Archaeology, Carleton University, 2016 – pres https://o-date.github.io/draft/book/

MINA | Map Indian Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2015 – pres http://dngupta.github.io/mina.github.io

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

(B. Carter and N. Gupta) “Opening Geospatial Humanities: Method and Practice”, DH@Guelph Summer Workshops, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 14th-17th, 2018

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