study of Indus civilization
witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Dec 23 15:48:36 UTC 2009
The Indus Civilization is actively studied (by excavations and
subsequent interpretation) at a number of Centers. Besides
institutions in Pakistan and India, these come to mind:
* Harvard/Madison WI (R. Meadow / M. Kenoyer, 2 decades of
excavations at Harappa, some details at: <http://www.harappa.com/>),
connected also with:
* H. Miller (NY Univ.): esp. rural areas of the Indus. See for
* Kyoto: RHIN (T. Osada team) : <http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/
index_e.html>, in collaboration with several teams in Pakistan and
India (coming together at yearly conferences: for ex. <http://
* Berlin: U. Voigt (esp. Baluchistan): see for ex.: <http://www.ufg-
* Aachen (in a more limited way, no excavations: architecture, etc.
of Mohenjo Daro: M. Janssen, see for ex.
Others work in the margins, outside the actual Indus Civ., such as in
Bannu or E. Rajasthan.
Hope this helps.
On Dec 23, 2009, at 10:08 AM, Marco Franceschini wrote:
> Dear Members,
> a student here at the University of Bologna has a keen interest in
> Indus civilization: not especially in the Indus script topic, but
> in Indus culture in the broadest sense and its relation with coeval
> Since no institution in Italy gives prominence to this subject, he
> is willing to spend a period abroad (preferably, but not
> necessarily, in Europe).
> Could anyone suggest me a place where the study of Indus
> civilization is actively carried out?
> With best regards,
> Marco Franceschini
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