Aljasil Chirakkal

Doctoral Research Fellow - Archaeology
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Phone +47 22841949
Room Blindernverein 11, Room 121
Visiting address Blindernveien 11 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1008 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Anthropology
  • Environmental archaeology
  • Lipid biomarkers
  • Organic geochemistry
  • Sedimentary geochemistry
  • Stable isotopes in soil and sediments
  • Paleoecology

I am a doctoral research fellow in paleoenvironmental biomarkers under the supervision of Dr. David Keith Wright and Dr. Jonathan Jago Birk at the University of Oslo. I am interested in the reconstruction of pre-historic human land use, settlements, and fire occurrences. I currently investigate the past human occupation and associated vegetation changes of Central Asia from loess deposits in Tajikistan using faecal biomarkers coupled with n-alkanes, stable isotopes, and PAHs.


  • 2022 - Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Oslo.
  • 2016 - 2021: Bachelors and Masters degree (BS-MS dual degree) major in Chemistry with a minor in Earth Sciences from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali, India, with the dissertation "Response of natural and anthropogenic impacts on aquatic systems: A case study from Garur Lake, Central Himalayas."


Tags: Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental and Landscape Archaeology, Palaeoecology, Paleogeography


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