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Dr. Thusitha Wagalawatta


Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA)

Physische Geographie

Mai 2016     

Since 10/2012   
PhD student at the Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Geographical Sciences, Physical Geography

25/08/2011 – 07/09/2011     
Participant at the Geoarchaeological Summer School "Tank cascade systems in the hinterland of Anuradhapura as traditional features of integrated watershed management" in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

01/10/2010 – 30/11/2010     
Participant of a training Program about field archaeology, restoration and conservation and information systems, University of Applied Science (HTW), Berlin, Germany

01/2005 – 02/2012     
Archaeological researcher at the Excavation Data Analysis Centre Department of Archaeology, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Participant at the JSPS Asian Science Seminar, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

12/2002 – 12/2004     
Assistant lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2002 – 2010     
Master of Philosophy in Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy,
Thesis: "Stone as a resource medium in proto historic to late historic built environment of Sri Lanka"

1998 – 2002     
Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology at the University of Peradeniya, Kandy,
Thesis: "Stone Construction technology in Anuradhapura period"

Management & Functional Use of Mineral Resources in Ancient Sri Lanka: A Study of Selected Mineral Resources and Ancient Material Remains in Anuradhapura Period

The research focused on the material culture of the ancient Anuradhapura period, Sri Lanka. This investigation aimed to localize the origin of mineral resources (sources), to reconstruct their production techniques, the distribution of raw material as well as processed material and their usage. The selected mineral resources were restricted to building material (rock).

"First steps of Sri Lankan Culture" S. Godage Sahodarayo, Colombo. Sri Lanka. 2008

"How to apply Computer Graphics for Archaeological studies" Welipila, Vol. 6, Central Cultural Fund, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2006/2007

"Iron technology which used for ancient stone constructions" Welipila, Vol. 5, Central Cultural Fund, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2005/2006

Case study about labour management in traditional Craftsman’s in Kandy "Sarathi" Department of Cultural, Central province. Sri Lanka. 2005