Junaid Ahmad

Thesis title: Cultural Isolation, Choice or Obligation: A study of the pottery remains from the Valley of River Kunhar, Pakistan


Junaid Ahmad grew up in countryside of Pakistan near Kashmir. He did his BSc in Mathematics and Physics 2008.  He has M.A.  from Hazara University, Pakistan in Cultural Heritage and Tourism Management 2010 and MPhil Archaeology 2015 from the same university. In 2018 he started doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Xavier Rubio-Campello, Dr. Joanne Rowland and Dr Ruth Young. His earlier research revolved around, ‘Sikh Architecture in Hazara Region under British Rule’ and ‘Hindu Temple Architecture of Kashmir in 8th century under the Karkota Dynasty’. His PhD focuses on a culture which exists in the hilly region near Kashmir and is not well-known in history and possibly belong to the Hindu Shahi Dynasty.


MA Cultural Heritage and Tourism Management (Distinction)

MPhil Archaeology of  the Hindu Temples of Kashmir 

Current research interests

Archaeology of Northern Pakistan, Archaeological Ceramics, Archaeology of Hindu Shahi Dynasty and Muslim Invasion of Subcontinent, Ancient routes around Utra Patha

Past research interests

Sikh Architecture of Hazara, Pakistan, Hindu Temple Architecture of Kashmir

Affiliated research centres

Current project grants

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and University of Edinburgh PhD Scholarship