Current Research Postgraduates
Professor Robin Coningham, BA, PhD (Cantab.)
Professor Robin Coningham is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health and holds a Chair in Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology.
He studied Archaeology and Anthropology at King's College, Cambridge and, after a six-month appointment as Graduate Scholar of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, returned to King's as a Scholar to complete his PhD under the supervision of the late F.R. Allchin, FBA. He then joined the Department of Archaeological Sciences at Bradford in 1994, becoming Professor of South Asian Archaeology and Head of Department in 2004. He moved to a Chair in Archaeology at Durham in 2005 and was Head of the Department of Archaeology between 2007 and 2008 before becoming Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health.
Professor Coningham is committed to field research and has conducted fieldwork in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka aimed at refining Early Historic chronologies and investigating the region's second, Iron Age, urbanization, the genesis of Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea trade and the archaeology of early Buddhism. Past projects range from excavations in the Citadel of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka's earliest capital, and deep sounding at the Bala Hisar of Charsadda in the Vale of Peshawar - one of the great sites on Pakistan's portion of the Silk Road, to reinvestigations of the birthplace and childhood home of the Buddha at Lumbini in Nepal.
With colleagues from Sri Lankan, Indian and British Universities, he co-directs a major AHRC-funded investigation of the hinterland of Anuradhapura, analyzing the organization and development of the city's extra-mural settlements. This work recognizes the centralizing role played by Buddhist monasteries within the hinterland as well as the role of irrigation in sustaining colonization in the island’s Dry Zone.
He also works in Iran, where joint excavations supported by the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, The University of Tehran, The British Academy and the British Institute of Persian Studies at Tepe Pardis and Tepe Sialk are beginning to provide a firm chronology for the spread of late Neolithic communities in the Central Plateau of Iran and their socio-economic developments.
Professor Coningham is committed to the preservation of cultural heritage, joining over 15 international missions for UNESCO and reviewing the Research Framework for the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site for the Irish Government. He parallels this with an interest in the relationship between identity and cultural heritage in regions of conflict as well as the impact of the international trade in illicit antiquities. Further to this commitment, he launched a Centre for the study of Ethics of Cultural Heritage with the Durham philosopher, Geoffrey Scarre and co-directs the new programme of UNESCO excavations and survey at the World Heritage Site of Lumbini in Nepal, the birthplace of the Buddha.
In addition to these activities, Professor Coningham is a member of the British Academy's Sponsored Institutes and Society’s Committee (BASIS), the British Academy's International Engagement Committee, UNESCO's Scientific Steering Committee for Lumbini, a Trustee of the journal Antiquity and an Expert member of the EC Research Executive Agency's FP7 2012 Marie Curie Fellowships SOC Panel. Former posts include Reviewer for Panel SH6 of the European Research Council, Honorary Secretary of the British Institute of Persian Studies (The British Academy), member of Research Panel 1 of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a Trustee of the Ancient India and Iran Trust (Cambridge). He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and acted as a QAA specialist in Archaeology for seven Departmental reviews and was a QAA Review Chair for a further five. He is amember of the Editorial Board of South Asian Studies and has conducted publication evaluations for Cambridge University Press, Thames & Hudson, AltaMira Press, Current Anthropology, Antiquity, Asian Perspectives, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Iran, and South Asian Studies and is a member of AHRC's Peer Review College and has evaluated grants for the National Science Foundation, American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, The British Academy and NERC. Professor Coningham is also a Governor of the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and a member of the International Expert Panel for Pearson's World Class Qualifications Programme.
Professor Coningham would be pleased to supervise research postgraduate students interested in the Archaeological visibility of Buddhism; Caste and the development of craft specialisation; Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea trade; International cultural resource management; Later Prehistory and Early Historic archaeology of Southern Asia (from Iran to Myanmar); Politics, identity and archaeology; Urbanisation; and the Prehistory of Iran. Please email him about potential topics.
CURRENT RESEARCH STUDENTS
R. Daroogheh-Nokhodcheri, M.A., Imperialism, Nationalism and the History of Archaeology in Iran
C. Davis, M.A., Buddhist Monasteries: centres of redistribution or recluses? Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD Award
A. Margussian, M.A., Ceramic typologies and stylistic phylogenesis: the prehistoric ceramics of the Central Plateau of Iran
J. Tremblay, M.A., The Development and spread of Buddhism: an archaeological evaluation
J. Shoebridge, M.A., Arikamedu Type 10 and the reconstruction of networks of Indian Ocean trade
PAST RESEARCH STUDENTS
Dr H. Fazeli, Director, Iranian Centre for Archaeology, Tehran, Social complexity and craft specialisation in the Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic period in the central plateau of Iran 2001
Dr R. Young, Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Leicester Food procurement strategies in Iron Age Pakistan 2000
Dr H. Karimian, Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Tehran Space and society in Mediaeval Bam 2003
Dr L. Ford, Ceramic Specialist, West Yorkshire Archaeology Unit. Towards the scientific provenancing of Rouletted ware 2004
Dr M. Mortazavi, Chairman, Department of Archaeology, University of Zahedan System collapse? A reassessment of the end of the civilisations of southeast Iran in the second millennium BC 2004
Andrew Newton, MPhil Politics and archaeology in nineteenth and twentieth century Germany 2005
Dr P. Gunawardhana, Head of Department, Department of Archaeology, University of Kaleniya Monastic planning and sectarianism in Sri Lanka 2006
Dr Abed Al Raouf Mayyas, Lecturer, Faculty of Science, Jordanian University of Science and Technology (with B. Stern: University of Bradford) Late Prehistoric ceramic function and provenance in the Tehran Plain 2007
Dr Mark Manual, PDRA, University of Durham Normative models and the social organisation of the Harappan civilisation 2008
Dr Keir Strickland, Hon. Research Fellow, The Jungle Tide: Urban Collapse in Early Medieval Sri Lanka 2011
Dr Saud Al-Ghamdi, M.A., Neolithic settlement in the south-west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2011
Dr Cesar Villalobos, M.A., Archaeology in circulation: nationalism and tourism in post-Revolutionary Mexico 2011
Dr J. Marshall, M.A., Missing links: demic diffusion and the development of agriculture in the Central Iranian Plateau 2012
- Mr Christopher Davis
- Ms Armineh Marghussian
- Miss Zahra Afshar
- Ms Joanne Shoebridge
- Miss Jennifer Tremblay
- Mrs Setsuko Cornish
- Coningham R.A.E. & Ali I. (2007). Charsadda: The British - Pakistani Excavations at the Bala Hisar of Charsadda. Oxford: Archaeopress.
- Coningham, R.A.E. (2006). Anuradhapura: The British - Sri Lankan Excavations at Anuradhapura Salgaha Watta: Volume 2 The Artefacts. Oxford: Archaeopress.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Milou J.-F. (2001). Reactive Monitoring Mission to Lumbini, Birthplace of Lord Buddha: Report and Recommendations of a UNESCO Mission to Nepal. Kathmandu: UNESCO Kathmandu.
- Coningham, R.A.E. (1999). Anuradhapura: The British - Sri Lankan Excavations at Anuradhapura Salgaha Watta: Volume 1 The Site. Oxford: Archaeopress for the Society for South Asian Studies Monograph Series.
- Scarre, GF & Coningham, RAE (2013). Appropriating the Past: Philosophical Perspectives on the Practice of Archaeology. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.
- Gunawardhana, P., Adikari, G. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2010). Essays in Archaeology 2. Colombo: Neptune Publications.
- Gunawardhana, P. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2005). Essays in Archaeology. Colombo: Godage International Publishers.
- Coningham & Lewer N. (2000). Identity and Archaeology in South Asia. Antiquity.
Edited works: conference proceedings
- Ford, L. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2006). Early Historic Specialisation and Standardisation: The Technology of Rouletted Ware and Associated Wares at Anuradhapura. Deutsches Archaologisches Institut.
- Krishnan K. & Coningham R.A.E. (1997). Microstructural Analysis of Samples of Rouletted Ware and Associated Pottery from Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Oxford and IBH.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1997). The Spatial Distribution of Craft Activities in Early Historic Cities. Oxford and IBH.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1994). Notes on the Construction and Destruction of Ancient Sri Lankan Buildings. Oxford and IBH.
Essays in edited volumes
- Coningham, R.A.E. (2013). The Archaeology of Early Buddhism. In Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism. Payne,Richard Oxford University Press. 1-35.
- Coningham, R.A.E. (2012). Frank Raymond Allchin(1923-2010). In Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy. Oxford University Press. IX: 3-23.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Gunawardhana, P. (2012). Looting or Rededication? Buddhism and the Expropriation of Relics. In Appropriating the Past: Philosophical Perspectives on the Practice of Archaeology. Scarre, G. & Coningham, Cambridge University Press. 281-294.
- Coningham,R.A.E. (2012). Non-Western Societies and Indigenous Peoples, Archaeology and: Archaeology and South Asia. In The Oxford Companion To Archaeology. Silberman, N.A. Oxford University Press.
- Coningham, R.A.E. (2011). Buddhism. In The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion. Insoll, T. Oxford University Press. 934-947.
- Gillmore, G.K., Stevens, T. Buylaert, J.P. Coningham, R.A.E., Batt, C. Fazeli, H. Young, R. & Maghsoudi, M. (2011). Geoarchaeology and the value of multidisciplinary palaeo-environmental approaches: a case study from the Tehran Plain, Iran. In Human Interactions with the Geosphere: The Geoarchaeological Perspective. Wilson, L. The Geological Society of London. 352: 49-67.
- Young, R.L. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2010). From Village to State: Modelling Food Consumption and Ideological Change at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. In Essays in Archaeology. Gunawardhana, P., Adikari, G. & Coningham, R.A.E. Colombo: Neptune Publishers. 81-92.
- Schmidt, A. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2010). Geophysical Investigations of World Heritage Sites in South Asia. In Essays in Archaeology. Gunawardhana, P., Adikari, G. & Coningham, R.A.E. Colombo: Neptune Publishers. 285-290.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Acharya, K.P., Schmidt, A. & Bidari, B. (2010). Searching for Kapilavastu. In Essays in Archaeology. Gunawardhana, P., Adikari, G. & Coningham, R.A.E. Colombo: Neptune Publishers. 55-66.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Manuel, M.J. (2009). The Early Empires of South Asia. In The Great Empires of the Ancient World. Harrison, T. Thames and Hudson. 226-249.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Coningham, S.E. (2008). Chandragupta Maurya. In Great military leaders and their campaigns. Black, J. London: Thames and Hudson.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Manuel, M.J. (2008). Warfare in ancient South Asia. In The ancient world at war. de Souza, P. London.: Thames and Hudson. 229-242.
- Gillmore, G.K., Coningham, R.A.E., Young, R., Fazeli. H., Rushworth, G., Donahue, R. & Batt, C.M. (2007). Holocene alluvial sediments of the Tehran Plain: sedimentation and archaeological site visibility. In Reconstructing human-landscape interactions. Wilson, L., Dickinson, P. & Jeandron, J. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. 37-67.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Strickland, K.M. (2007). South Asia Sri Lanka. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Pearsall, Deborah M. Elsevier. 791-795.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Manuel, M.J. (2007). South Asia The Northwest Frontier and Kashmir region. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Pearsall, Deborah M. Oxford: Elsevier. 733-745.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Young, R. (2007). The archaeological visibility of caste. In The Archaeology of Identities: A Reader. Insoll, T. London: Routledge. 250-264.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Manuel, M.J. (2007). The Indus Civilisation. In 30,000 Years of Art. Fortenberry, Diane London: Phaidon.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Manuel, M.J. (2007). The Indus Civilisation. In Archaeologica The world's most significant sites and cultural treasures. Cremin, Aedeen Melbourne: Random House. 240-245.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Cooper, R. & Pollard, A.M. (2006). What value a unicorn's horn? A study of archaeological value. In The ethics of Archaeology: philosophical perspectives on archaeological practice. Scarre, C. & Scarre, G. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 260-272.
- Coningham R.A.E. (2005). South Asia: From Early Villages to Buddhism. In The Human Past. Scarre C.J. London: Thames and Hudson. 518-551.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Mann S. (2005). The Story of the Stupa Revisited. In Essays in Archaeology. Gunawardhana P. & Coningham R.A.E. Colombo: Godage International Publishers. 31-43.
- Coningham R.A.E. (2002). Deciphering the Indus Script. In Indian Archaeology in Retrospect. Settar, S. & Korrisettar R. New Delhi: Indian Council of Historical Research. 2: 81-104.
- Ali I. & Coningham R.A.E. (2002). Recording and Preserving Gandhara's Cultural Heritage. In Illicit Antiquities: the Destruction of the World's Archaeological Heritage. Brodie J., Doole J. & Renfrew A.C. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. 25-31.
- Coningham, R.A.E. (2001). The archaeology of Buddhism. In Archaeology and world religion. Insoll, T. London: Routledge. 61-95.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1999). South Asia. In The Seventy Wonders of the World. Scarre S.J. London: Thames and Hudson.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Young R.L. (1999). The Archaeology of Caste. In Case Studies in Archaeology and World Religions. Insoll T. Oxford: BAR. 84-93.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1997). Anuradhapura. In The Oxford Campanion to Archaeology. Fagan B. New York: Oxford University Press. 38-39.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1995). Dark Age or Continnum? An Archaeological Analysis of The Second Emergence of Urbanism in South Asia. In The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia: The Emergence of Cities and States. Allchin F.R. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 54-72.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Allchin F.R. (1995). The Rise of Cities in South Asia. In The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia: The emergence of Cities and States. Allchin F.R. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 152-184.
Journal papers: academic
- Mayyas, A., Stern, B., Gillmore, G., Coningham, R.A.E. & Fazeli Nashli, H. (2013). Beeswax preserved in a Late Chalcolithic Bevelled-Rim Bowl from the Tehran Plain, Iran. Iran 48: 13-25.
- Gilliland, K. Simpson, I.A., Adderley, W.P., Burbidge, C.I. Cresswell, A.J. Sanderson, D.C.W. Coningham, R.A.E. , Manuel, M.J. , Strickland, K. Gunawardhana, P. & Adikari, G. (2013). The dry tank: development and disuse of water management infrastructure in the Anuradhapura hinterland, Sri Lanka. Journal of Archaeological Sciences 40: 1012-1028.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Gunawardhana,P., Davis, C.E., Adikari, G., Simpson,I.A., Strickland, K.M, Gilliland, K. & Manuel, M.J. (2012). Contextualising the Tabbova-Maradanmaduva 'culture': Excavations at Nikawewa, Tirappane, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka. South Asian Studies 28(1): 1-14.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Schmidt, A.R. & Strickland, K.M. (2011). A cultural and environmental monitoring of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. Ancient Nepal 176: 1-8.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Schmidt, A.R. & Strickland, K.M. (2011). A pilot geophysical and auger core evaluation within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lumbini, Nepal. Ancient Nepal 176: 9-24.
- Schmidt, A.R., Coningham, R.A.E., Strickland, K.M. & Shoebridge, J.E. (2011). A pilot geophysical evaluation of the site of Ramagrama, Nepal. Ancient Nepal 177: 17-33.
- Schmidt, A.R., Coningham, R.A.E., Strickland, K.M. & Shoebridge, J.E. (2011). A pilot geophysical evaluation of the site of Tilaurakot, Nepal. Ancient Nepal 177: 1-16.
- Shoebridge,J. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2011). Arikamedu Type 10 and the reconstruction of Indian Ocean networks of contact. Journal of Indian Ocean Archaeology 6: 125-141.
- V. Ramaroli, J. Hamilton, P. Ditchfield, H. Fazeli, A. Aali, R.A.E. Coningham, & A.M. Pollard (2010). The Chehr Abad "salt men" and the isotopic ecology of humans in ancient Iran. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143(3): 343-354.
- Fazeli, Nashali H., Vidale, M., Guida, G. & Coningham, R.A.E. (2010). The evolution of ceramic manufacturing technology during the Late Neolithic and Transitional Chalcolithic periods at Tepe Pardis, Iran. Archaologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan 42: 87-112.
- Gillmore, G.K., Coningham, R.A.E., Fazeli, H., Young, R.L., Magshoudi, M., Batt, C.M. & Rushworth, G. (2009). Irrigation on the Tehran Plain, Iran: Tepe Pardis - the site of a possible Neolithic irrigation feature?. Catena 78(3): 285-300.
- Coningham, R.A.E. & Manuel, M.J. (2009). Priest-kings or puritans? Childe and willing subordination in the Indus. European Journal of Archaeology 12(1-3): 27-37.
- Stern, B., Connan, J., Blakelock, E., Jackman, R., Coningham, R.A.E. & Heron, C. (2008). From Susa to Anuradhapura reconstructing aspects of trade and exchange in bitumen-coated ceramic vessels between Iran and Sri Lanka from the third to the ninth centuries AD. Archaeometry 50(3): 409-428.
- Fazeli, H., Coningham, R.A.E., Young, R.L., Gillmore, G.K., Maghsoudi M. & Raza, H. (2007). Socio-Economic transformations in the Tehran Plain: Final season of settlement survey and excavations at Tepe Pardis. Iran 45: 267-286.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Gunawardhana, P., Manuel, M.J., Adikari, G., Katugampola, M., Young, R.L., Schmidt, A., Krishnan, K., Simpson, I., McDonnell, G. & Batt, C. (2007). The state of theocracy: defining an Early Medieval hinterland in Sri Lanka. Antiquity 81(313): 699–719.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Fazeli, H., Young, R.L., Gillmore, G.K., Karimian, H., Maghsoudi, M., Donahue, R.E. & Batt, C.M. (2006). Socio-economic transformations:settlement survey in the Tehran Plain and excavations at Tepe Pardis. Iran 44: 33-62.
- Ali, T., Coningham, R.A.E., Connan, J., Gething, I., Adam, P., Dessort, D. & Heron, C. (2006). South Asia's earliest incendiary missile?. Archaeometry 48(4): 641-655.
- Coningham, R.A.E., Gunawardhana, P., Adikari, G., Katugampola, M., Simpson, I. & Young, R.L. (2006). The Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Project: the hinterland (phase II), preliminary report of the first season 2005. South Asian Studies 22: 53-64.
- Ford, L.A., Pollard, A.M., Coningham, R.A.E. & Stern, B. (2005). A geochemical investigation of the origin of Rouletted and other related South Asian fine wares. Antiquity 79(306): 909-920.
- Fazeli H., Coningham R.A.E. & Batt C.M. (2004). Cheshmeh-Ali Revisited: Towards an Absolute Dating of the Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Iran's Tehran Plain. Iran 42: 13-23.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Hardman C. (2004). Identity, Fundamentalism and Archaeology in Modern South Asia. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 14(1): 156-159.
- Coningham R.A.E., Fazeli H., Young R.L. & Donahue R.E. (2004). Location, Location, Location: A Pilot Study of the Tehran Plain 2003. Iran 42: 1-12.
- Coningham R.A.E. (2004). [Contribution to] CA Forum on Anthropology in Public: Archaeology at the Heart of a Political Confrontation: The case of Ayodhya. Current Anthropology 45(2): 251.
- Coningham R.A.E. (2002). Beyond and Before the Imperial Frontiers: Early Historic Sri Lanka and the Origins of Indian Ocean Trade. Man and Environment 27: 99-108.
- Ali I., Batt C.M., Coningham R.A.E. & Young R.L. (2002). New Exploration in the Chitral Valley, Pakistan: An Extension of the Gandharan Grave Culture. Antiquity 76(293): 647-653.
- Fazeli H., Donahue R.E. & Coningham R.A.E. (2002). Stone Tool Production, Distribution and Use During the Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic on the Tehran Plain, Iran. Iran 40: 1-14.
- Fazeli H., Coningham R.A.E. & Pollard A.M. (2001). Chemical Characteristics of Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic Pottery from the Tehran Plain, Iran. Iran 39: 55-71.
- Young R.L., Coningham R.A.E., Batt C.M. & Ali I. (2000). A Comparison of Kho and Kalasha Subistence Patterns in Chitral, NWFP, Pakistan. South Asian Studies 16: 133-142.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Lewer N. (2000). Archaeology and Identity in South Asia: Interpretations and Consequences. Antiquity 74: 664-667.
- Coningham R.A.E. (2000). Contestatory Urban Tests or were Cities in South Asia built as Images. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 10: 348-357.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Lewer N. (2000). The Vijayan Colonisation and the Archaeology of Identity in Sri Lanka. Antiquity 74: 707-712.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Lewer N. (1999). Paradise Lost: the Bombing of the Temple of the Tooth - a UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Asia. Antiquity 73: 857-866.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1998). Buddhism Rematerialised and the Archaeology of the Gautama Buddha. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 8(1): 121-126.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Sutherland T. (1998). Dwellings or Granaries? The Pit Phenomenon of the Kashmir-Swat Neolithic. Man and Environment 22: 29-34.
- Ali T, Coningham R.A.E., Durrani M.A. & Rahim G. (1998). Preliminary report of the first two seasons of archaeological investigations at the Bala Hisar of Charsadda. Ancient Pakistan 12: 1-34.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Edwards B. (1998). Space and Society at Sirkap. Ancient Pakistan 12: 47-76.
- Young R.L. & Coningham R.A.E. (1998). Subsistence Patterns in NWFP: An Archaeological Study. Ancient Pakistan 12: 39-126.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1998). The Nepali Terai and Sites Associated with the Birth and Childhood of Gautama Buddha. Journal of the British - Nepla Association 22: 23-26.
- Coningham R.A.E., Allchin F.R., Batt C.M. & Lucy D. (1996). Passage to India? Anuradhapur and the Early Use of the Brahmi Script. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 6(1): 73-97.
- Janaway R.C. & Coningham R.A.E. (1995). A Review of Archaeological Textile Evidence from South Asia. South Asian Studies 11: 159-176.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1995). East is East and West is West, and Never the Two Shall Meet. Antiquity 69(266): 1051-1055.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1995). Monks, Caves and Kings: A Reassessment of the Nature of Early Buddhism in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). World Archaeology 27: 222-242.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1994). Anuradhapura Citadel Archaeological Project: Preliminary Results of a Season of Geophysical Survey. South Asian Studies 10: 179-188.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1993). Anuradhapura Citadel Archaeological Project: Preliminary Results of the Excavation of the Southern Rampart. South Asian Studies 9: 111-122.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Allchin F.R. (1992). Anuradhapura Citadel Archaeological Project: Preliminary Results of the Third Season of Sri Lankan - British Excavations at Salgaha Watta. South Asian Studies 8: 155-167.
- Coningham R.A.E. & Allchin F.R. (1991). Anuradhapura Citadel Archaeological Project: Preliminary Report of the Second Season of Sri Lankan - British Excavations at Salgha Watta. South Asian Studies 7: 167-175.
- Coningham R.A.E. (1990). Anuradhapura Citadel Archaeological Project: Preliminary Report of the First Season of Sri Lankan - British Excavations at Salgaha Watta. Ancient Ceylon 9: 23-48.
- Landscapes of Complex Society Research Group
- Ritual, Religion, Belief and Place Research Group
- Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Project: The Citadel (Phase I)
- Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) Project: The Hinterland (Phase II)
- Charsadda (Pakistan) Project: The Bala Hisar
- Socio-Economic Transformations in the Tehran Plain
- Anuradhapura project web pages:
- Arikamedu Type 10 Indian Ocean Networks Project
- Buddhist Monasticism in South Asia: a dialogue
- Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage web pages:
- Charsadda project web pages
- Socio-Economic Transformations on the Tehran Plain
- Test your knowledge of South Asian archaeology through my chapter text on Chapter 14: South Asia: from Early Villages (in Chris Scarre's The Human Past, Thames & Hudson):
- The Ancient India and Iran web pags:
- The British Institute of Persian Studies web pages:
- UNESCO / Japanese Funds-in-Trust Project 'Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini: the Birthplace of Lord Buddha'