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| Sharri Clark |
Sharri Clark is a Ph.D. candidate in the archaeology program of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. She is currently conducting dissertation research focused on the terracotta figurines from Harappa, particularly their archaeological and social contexts.
This research utilizes the collections of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Pakistan, including those excavated by the Harappa Archaeological Research Project and those from earlier excavations stored in the Harappa Museum, the National Museum of Pakistan, and the Lahore Museum. Artifacts excavated from the site of Harappa in the collections of the Archaeological Survey of India and the National Museum of India are also included.
An additional aspect of this research is the incorporation of ethnographic research on terracotta figurine production and use in India and in Pakistan into explicit models for interpreting the functions and meanings of the ancient figurines.
Ms. Clark's research interests include the organization and operation of early complex societies (particularly in South Asia and in the ancient Near East) with an emphasis on ideology and religion in the Bronze Age, continuing traditions in modern societies and computer applications for archaeology.