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Archaeological Expert On Prehistoric South Asia To Give Talk At U.Va. Nov. 13

October 23, 2003 --

WHAT: Weedon Lectures in the Arts of Asia

WHO: Louis Flam, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, Lehman College, The City University of New York

TITLE: “The Sindh Archaeological Project, Pakistan: Recent Research in the Western Borderlands of the Indus Civilization”

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153

This illustrated lecture will feature new explorations and excavations in Pakistan’s western Sindh Province. Through the Sindh Archaeological Project, which Louis Flam directs, a rich record of complex archaeological sites and ecological transformations dating to the fourth and third millennia B.C. have been discovered in Pakistan’s Kirthar and Kohistan regions of western Sindh. In addition, excavations at the fourth through third millennia B.C. site of Ghazi Shah in the Sindh Kohistan region are being carried out, and the data retrieved from this site is providing a foundation for new interpretations of chronology and cultural and ecological dynamics for prehistoric South Asia. Prior to these discoveries, archaeological research in Sindh had been negligible following the fatal 1938 shooting of Indian archaeologist Nani Gopal Majumdar. He had been exploring the mountainous regions of western Sindh Province for sites affiliated with the Indus Civilization (2600 – 1900 B.C.).

Since 1973, Flam has been an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, The City University of New York, where he is the 2003 Teacher of the Year at Lehman College. Since 1982 he has been director of The Archaeological and Anthropological Research Center, Institute of Sindhology at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan. He has received five research grants from City University for his work at this site. He is also the recipient of three Fulbright Research Grants, an L.S.B. Leakey Foundation Research Grant and numerous Smithsonian Institution Fellowships. He has written numerous articles and book chapters related to the Sindh excavations, among other topics.

For details about the lecture, call the University of Virginia Art Museum at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site: http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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