Prof. Vinod Nautiyal (b. 1953) graduated from University of Delhi in 1973 and masters from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P. India and PhD from HNB, Garhwal University, Uttarakhand. Prof Nautiyal has been teaching for the last 33 years in HNB Garhwal University. He has co-directed excavations of a large number of archaeological sites in Uttarakhand Central Himalaya, and is presently excavating the burial sites in Trans--Himalayan Region of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, Western Himalaya, India. His other research interest are multidisciplinary archaeology with a focus on archaeological chemistry and computer applications and GIS in archaeology, particularly the 3D visualisation of archaeological artefacts and Networking pattern of archaeological sites in Himalayan landscape. In 2005, Prof Vinod Nautiyal also organised an Indo-US conference on Digital archaeology with Prof. Jeff Clark of North Dakota State University sponsored by Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, New Delhi with whom he earlier worked in an bilateral Indo-US project for 3 years (2003-2005). Prof. Nautiyal is presently collaborating with Dr. Bernard K. Means of Virtual Curation Laboratory , Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, USA on "Building a Virtual and Real Exhibit of India’s Past” under the VCU Global Classroom initiative Project.