Oshan Wedage

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Archaeology

Curriculum Vitae

W.M.C.Oshan Wedage obtained his B.A in Archaeology from   the University of Sri Jayewardenepura - Sri Lanka and MA   from the Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute of Archaeology Pune, India. His MA Thesis was entitled ‘’Stratigraphical  Analiysis of Fa-Hien cave in Sri Lanka comparing stratigraphy excavation in 1988 and 2009 ‘’ . The location of the research was the Western Province in Sri Lanka in the lowland wet zone rainforests.

During his 12 years of experience in field excavation he successfully finished more than 20 excavations including Fa-Hien Cave, Kithulgala Belilena, Varana Cave and Miniathiliya Open Air Sites. Following these field experiences he has joined the Department of Archaeology as a PhD Researcher. His PhD Research involves ‘’ New Investigations into the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Rain Forest prehistory of Sri Lanka ‘’


Roberts, P., Perera, N., Wedage, O., Deraniyagala, S.U., Perera, J., Eregama, S., Gledhill, A., Petraglia,  M., Lee-Thorp, J. In press. Fruits of the Forest: Human stable isotope ecology and rainforest adaptations in Late Pleistocene and Holocene (c. 36 to 3 ka) Sri Lanka. Journal of Human Evolution.

Roberts, P., Perera, N., Wedage, O., Deraniyagala, S.U., Perera, J., Eregama, S., Gledhill, A., Petraglia, M., Lee-Thorp, J. 2015. Direct evidence for human rainforest resource reliance in Late Pleistocene Sri Lanka. Science 347: 1246-1249.

Richard P. Jennings, , , Ceri Shipton, , Paul Breeze, , Patrick Cuthbertson, , Marco Antonio Bernal, , W.M.C. Oshan Wedage, , Nick A. Drake, , Tom S. White, , Huw S. Groucutt, , Ash Parton, , Laine Clark-Balzan, , Christopher Stimpson, , Abdul-Aziz al Omari, , Abdullah Alsharekh, , Michael D. Petraglia. 2015. Multi-scale Acheulean landscape survey in the Arabian Desert Quaternary International Volume 382: 58–81.

Huw S. Groucutt, Paul Breeze, Nick A. Drake, Richard Jennings, Ash Parton, Tom White, Ceri Shipton, Laine Clark-Balzan, Abdulaziz Al-Omari, Patrick Cuthbertson, Oshan M. C. Wedage, Marco A. Bernal, Abdullah Alsharekh, Michael D. Petraglia.2016.The Middle Palaeolithic of the Nejd, Saudi Arabia Journal. Journal of Field Archaeology 41.

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