Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Kenoyer
The Indus Civilization, Pakistan and India: New Discoveries of Textiles and Their Legacy
Dr. Mark Kenoyer, Professor of Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology and Director of the Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will present an overview of the Indus Civilization of Pakistan and Western India, with an emphasis on recent discoveries related to textiles, writing and major craft technologies.
This illustrated lecture, held in conjunction with the MOA’s exhibition Fabric of Belonging: Exotic Quilts from Pakistan & India is co-sponsored by the BYU Department of Anthropology, BYU Department of Asian Studies, and the BYU Museum of Art.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Professor in Anthropology, teaches archaeology and ancient technology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has taught at Madison since 1985. He has worked on excavations and ethnoarchaeological studies in both Pakistan and India since 1974. He has excavated at Harappa, Pakistan from 1986-2001, 2007, and 2010 as field Director of the Harappa Archaeological Research Project in collaboration with the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Govt. of Pakistan. His main focus is on the origins of technology and urbanism in South Asia with a special focus on the Indus Tradition. He has a special interest in ancient technologies and crafts, including textiles, socio-economic and political organization as well as religion. These interests have led him to study a broad range of cultural periods in South Asia as well as other regions of the world, including China, Japan, Korea, Oman, and West Asia in general. His work has been featured in the National Geographic Magazine and Scientific American and on the website www.harappa.com.