Archaeology is a scientific study of the past lifeways through material evidences that people of the past have left behind. Bangladesh is very rich with its archaeological heritage dating from the prehistoric period to the recent past. Problem-oriented research on numerous archaeological sites is yet to be carried out which is not only essential but a prerequisite for understanding the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Bangladesh. ULAB’s Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) aims to conduct regular archaeological explorations, excavations, and research in order to ¬fill the gaps in the history of Bangladesh. In addition, CAS wishes to strengthen archaeological heritage education, preserve archaeological heritage through community initiatives, develop cultural heritage management policy, and promote sustainable archaeological tourism in Bangladesh.
– Prof. Shahnaj Husne Jahan, PhD
Director, Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS)