Prof. Subhash R. Walimbe

Professor and former Chair of the Anthropology Department of Pune University

Professor and former Chair of the Anthropology Department of Pune University

Prof. Subhash R. Walimbe

Subhash R. Walimbe is Professor and former Chair of the Anthropology Department of Pune University. He received his Master’s (1972) and Ph.D. (1078) degree from the Pune University. His long association with Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University) helped him establish fully equipped laboratory solely devoted for archaeological human skeletal research. This being the only facility in the subject in India, over the last 35 years, Walimbe and his team had an opportunity to examine human remains from over 65 archaeological sites (dated between 8000 BCE to 800 AD) collected by various Indian Universities. He is also instrumental in creating national level facility of ancient-DNA laboratory in India. He is executive member of several professional bodies and recipient of research finding from reputed national and international agencies. Major emphasis of his career research is on examining the relative quality of hunter-gatherer’s and farmer’s health and nutrition. His current research uses ethnographic data to model cultural frontiers of health for archaeological populations. He is the author of edited one book (Wiley-Blackwell), seven monographs / skeletal reports and over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals.