The Archaeological section is one of the important section among the four major sections of the Directorate of Research. Director of Research (Archaeology) is the overall in-charge of the Archaeological Section and Assistant Director is the immediate subordinate of the Dy. Director (Archaeology) is directly related to the Technical Assistants (Archaeology) and Assistant Curator (Archaeology). The Technical Assistants (Archaeology) and Assistant Curator (Archaeology) are looking after the archaeological field activities and museum activities under the overall guidance, supervision and direction of the Director and Deputy Director (Archaeology) of the Department. In the Archaeological Section technical subordinate of the Technical Assistant and Assistant Curator is Draughtsman. The section endeavors to protect/preserve and promote the historical and archaeological heritage of the state.


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  • Exploration
  • Excavation
  • Conservation / renovation
  • Maintainance & Development of
    • Archaeological monuments & sites
    • Archaeological museums
  • Documentation
  • Organising & participation in seminars/workshop etc.
  • Publication of books, articles on archaeological matters
  • Till now, 11 nos. Of books have been published on archaeology and history of Arunachal Pradesh


Maintenance of Archaeological Sites: – 

 A considerable number of monuments and archaeological sites have been discovered and unearthed by the Directorate of Research at various places of the State in a different period. Later on, necessary efforts have been made for the development of archaeological sites viz. Naksaparbat, Itafort, Malinithan, etc. to draw the attention of the tourists. Many important archaeological sites are being maintained by the Archaeology Section which is mentioned below: –



State Protection Monument :- 

Sl.No.Name of sitesDistrictRemarks
1.  Dirang DzongWest KamengRemains of Fort, 17 th Century A.D.
2.  Taklung DzongWest KamengRemains of Fort, 17 th century A.D.
3.  NaksaparbatEast KamengRemains of old settlement, 14 th to 16 th Century A.D.
4.  ItafortPapum PareRemains of Fort, 13 th to 14 th Century A.D.
5.  MalinithanWest SiangRemain of Temple, 10 th to 14 th century A.D.
6.  VijyanagarChanglangRemains of Stupa, 18 th century A.D.
7.  ManabhumLohitRemains of mud fort, 14 th -15 th Century A.D.
8.  Thembang DzongWest KamengAncient Fortified village (Living Village), 17 th -18 th Century A.D