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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Symposium on Archaeology in South Asia: Recent Excavations and Re-interpretations

Fri, April 13, 2012 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)


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Archaeology has recently become something of a political football in South Asia.  The object of this one-day symposium is to bring together archaeologists, historians, and those with linguistic and textual knowledge to examine the archaeological record, past interpretations, current reinterpretations, and possible distortions of the data for political purposes. It will include a morning panel on excavations, and an afternoon panel on historical re-interpretations. More information to follow.

Presentations by:

Mark Kenoyer, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Wisconsin, "New Perspectives on the Indus Civilization: Origins, Character, and Legacy"

Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona, "Mosque-to-Temple and Temple-to-Mosque Conversions in Medieval and Modern Deccan"

Carla Sinopoli, Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, "Materializing Difference: Social Change in the South Indian Iron Age"

Kaleem Ullah Lashari, Secretary, Inter Provincial Coordination Department, Govt. of Sindh, Pakistan, "The Pottery of Banbhore: New Evidence"

Sponsored by: South Asia Institute & the Consulate General of Pakistan, Houston

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