Lectures

Videos of university and academic lectures or talks about the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

One Hundred Years of Indus Archaeology: Major Discoveries, New Perspectives, Future Directions

33:22

Dr. J.M. Kenoyer surveys the rise of the ancient Indus civilization, its indigenous origins and how the latest research is changing our perspective on the civilization. This includes new research on climate change, raw material procurement, the wide expanse of the civilization and connections between cities, the earliest levels at Mohenjo-daro, the first glimpses of DNA research. A comparison of cities and discussion of recent research initiatives. An excellent illustrated survey.

The Indus Civilization

1:56:00

A lecture from November 6th, 2016 by one of the leading ancient Indus experts brings to bear a lot of recent information: excavations in Oman indicating strong Indus connections, research on the multiple origins of the civilization, the many causes of decline, burial practices (or not). Full of interesting facts and images and reflections gathered during 50 years of field work that few archaeologists have had with Indus materials and sites.

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