"Indus Technology and Regional Interaction: New Insights from Excavation in Pakistan and India"
Thursday, February 1
Abstract: Indus cities and towns included a wide range of craft workshops where specialized technologies were used to create a range of objects for daily, local and regional trade as well as for symbolic or ritual purposes. This presentation will provide an overview of specific crafts that were linked to regional interaction between the larger cities and smaller settlements. Copper/bronze metallurgy, soft and hard stone bead making and pottery manufacture and trade provide new insights on the links between distant resource areas, urban workshops and consumers throughout the Indus and adjacent regions.