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Today's date is Monday, October 15, 2018
Archaeology Seminar : Pleistocene Archaeology and Rock Art of Central India (Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra). Some results from the ROCEEH exploration visits in 2016 and 2017 Other events...
In this seminar, I will report on two visits to Central India that I conducted as part of an exploratory team from Tübingen University (Germany) and the ROCEEH Project (Heidelberg, Germany). India has one of the richest and complex archaeological records in the world. The Indian Subcontinent has a rich Lower Palaeolithic record and continuous human occupation throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene. This evidence also includes painted and engraved rock art. It is now well established that rock art on the Indian subcontinent has a substantial chronological depth and probably covers the whole period from the Palaeolithic, the Neolithic and to the present. As such, it is reflective of an exceptionally wide range of different societies, economic strategies, religious and ritual practices. The importance of this latter heritage has been widely recognized, for example, through the UNESCO World Heritage status of the rock art complex at Bhimbetka. My talk will present some first-hand impressions of some significant Pleistocene archaeological and rock art sites from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. It will also highlight some challenges of working in India. The talk will not contain complicated theoretical considerations but a lot of lovely images.
Speaker(s) Associate Professor Martin Porr, University of Western Australia
Location Arts Building, Fox Lecture Theatre
Contact Ana Paula Motta <anapaula.motta@research.uwa.edu.au>
Start Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:00
End Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <ss@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 11 Sep 2018 03:03
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