Dr Gyani Lal Badam, a leading quaternary geologist and palaeontologist in India has got vast experience of excavating and studying various palaeontological sites through the length and breath of the country. After obtaining his PhD degree on the Siwaliks of N-W India from the Panjab University, Chandigarh, he moved on to establish the discipline of palaeontology at the renowned Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune, where his academic interests got diversified to various river valleys in Central and Peninsular India.
Dr Badam’s work is recognized both by the national and international scientific community. He has pioneered research on taphonomy in India in the last couple of decades. He was a Fullbright Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Oregon, USA in 1984 and a visiting fellow to many Institutions abroad.
After a tenure at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, and the Dept. of Culture and Archaeology, Govt. of Chhattisgarh, Raipur, Dr Badam is presently assisting the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi to establish nexus between natural and social sciences and is providing scientific inputs in cultural informatics.