Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series: Brett Hoffman (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, UW-Madison)
Indus Copper and Bronze Metallurgy: A Model from Harappa
Thursday, November 1, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
The Indus Civilization (2600-1900 BCE), was well known for its large urban centers, regional towns, and many smaller sites that emerged throughout the alluvial plains of northwestern South Asia. This presentation will focus on objects made from copper and copper alloys found at the site of Harappa, Pakistan and other contemporaneous sites of the region. Copper and bronze objects are among the most abundant artifacts found in these cities, second only to pottery and fired clay objects.