The Monmouth College
Department of Classics
and the Western Illinois Society
of the Archaeological Institute of America


The Archaeology of Indus Arts and Technology

an illustrated lecture


J. Mark Kenoyer

University of Wisconsin
Co-director and Field Director of the Harappa Archaeological Research Project in Pakistan

12:00 Noon
October 2, 2002
Highlander Room
Stockdale Center
Monmouth College
Monmouth, Illinois

Optional Middle Eastern Style Buffet Lunch Cost: $6.00

Menu: Salatit Khodar Meshakel (mixed fresh vegetable salad); Tabbouleh; Hummus with Pita Bread; Qady Qooda (meatballs in batter); Filfil Rumi Mahshi (stuffed green peppers) and Baklava (dessert)

This lecture will focus on the recent discoveries regarding the origins of writing in the Indus Valley and its emergence as a formal script. Although the Indus script is still undeciphered it is possible to understand the context and general use of this unique writing system. An overview of the different types of writing and related objects will be presented along with a discussion of the disappearance of this script.

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