Expert On The Indus Valley Will Give U.Va. Art Museum’s Weedon
Lecture On Oct. 8
September 24, 2004 --
WHAT: Weedon Lecture on the Arts of Asia
WHO: J. Mark Kenoyer, professor of anthropology
and director of the Center for South Asia at the University of
Cities of the Indus Valley”
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153
research in the Indus Valley has unearthed important contributions
from the Indus culture that influenced later
civilizations in South Asia and
other regions of the world.
his illustrated lecture, J. Mark Kenoyer, professor of anthropology
and director of the Center for South
Asia at the University of Wisconsin,
overview of the sculpture, ornament, seals and technologies of the ancient
Indus Valley Civilization, located in present-day Pakistan and western
India. He will
focus on recent discoveries in Harappa, Pakistan, that have provided
evidence on the origins of writing and urbanism in the Indus
Valley. Kenoyer also
will talk about other sites, including Mehrgarh and Nausharo in Pakistan,
India, and will discuss new discoveries on the origins of agriculture
and animal husbandry, the emergence of village cultures and development
the urban expansion of the Indus or Harappan periods.
has worked in Pakistan and India for the past 29 years. He was
born in India,
where he lived until he came to the United States to attend
received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California,
Berkeley, where he also received his M.A. and Ph.D. in South
He is a specialist in ancient technologies and crafts, socioeconomic
and religion in South Asia covering a broad range of cultural periods.
Since 1986, he has served as the co-director and field director of
Research Project in Pakistan, a long-term study of urban development
in the Indus Valley. During this time, he has been a consultant and
on Pakistan and the Indus Valley.
has written numerous books and articles, including a feature
in the July 2003 issue of Scientific
American and the June 2000 issue
Parking will be available behind the museum and at Madison Hall.
more information, call the University of Virginia Art Museum
at (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site: www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298