Fish Bone/Wallago Attu Mandible/Dentary in Situ at Harappa 1

In the early 1990s, I was a new graduate student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In order to prepare myself for taking my qualifying exams, I was sitting in on Dr. J. Mark Kenoyer’s class, The Archaeology of South Asia. I used to come into class early and read, while waiting for the rest of the class to show up. One morning I was reading Aubrey Cannon’s book Marine Fish Osteology and Dr. Kenoyer asked me if I would like to take a look at some fish remains from Harappa. I said, sure that would be fun. Well, that started the beginning of a multi-year, multi-site archaeological and ethnoarchaeological study. Initially, I started working on the excavations at Harappa in 1992, while collecting reference skeletal samples and ethnographic materials.