This volume includes the articles presented on the occasion of the sixth National Conference on Ancient Sciences and Archaeology held on 24th and 25th March 2012 in the Acharya Bangalore B School at Bangalore. Scholars from different parts of the country took part in the academic deliberations and presented papers on various topics of Ancient Sciences and Archaeology. It was aimed at the interaction of the scholars on different issues and the recent researches done in the field of Archaeology, Ancient Mathematics, Ancient Physics, Archaeological Chemistry, Ancient Medicine, Ancient Mettallurgy, Ancient Engineering, Ancient Biology, Ancient Economics and Commerce, Onomastics, Computer Analysis of Ancient Data, Science in Vedic literature, Sanskrit and other languages, literature, etc.
Born on 15th July 1941, Dr. Sampath had his graduation and post-graduation from Madras University. He took his Doctorate degree from Karnataka Univerity in 1976. He has taken the Post Graduate Diplomas in Geography, Anthropology and Sanskrit from the University of Madras. He served as an Epigraphist in the Dept. of Archaeology Govt. of Madras, French Institute of Indology, Pondicherry, University of Mysore and in the Archaeological Suvey of India. He is the retired Director of Epigraphy, Archaeological Survey of India. he has authored the book on Chittoor Through The Ages and contributed over 100 research pappers which cover on diverse fields such as political history, socio economic history, religious history, art and architecture, numismatics, archaeology, onomastics and epigraphy. As one of the editors of Epigraphia Carnatica volumes his contributions to Tamil and Kannada epigraphy is rich. He had delivered Prof. Balakrishna Nayar Endowment lectures in the University of Madras.
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