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Science and Social Science in the Study of Maritime Trade of the Harappan Civilization by Dr. Ratnagar
Lecture on "Science and Social Science in the Study of Maritime Trade of the Harappan Civilization" by Prof. Shereen Ratnagar on Friday, 12 September 2008 at 1600 hrs. at NIO Seminar Hall When we investigate the exchange of all kind of materials over hundred of miles across the seas, what kind of interpretive tools can we use ?. This talk will refer to map work and the great importance of economic and political anthropology. We will see why, so far, laboratory analyses have not yielded valuable results. This talk will also go to the discipline of archaeology, and identify some of the basic disciplinary principles - that we need to prioritize. Dr. Ratnagar was a professor of archaeology and ancient history at the Centre for Historical Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and is currently an independent researcher living in Mumbai. Ratnagar was educated at Deccan College, Pune. She studied Mesopotamian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London and has field experience in Turkey, Iraq and the Persian Gulf. She has participated in several excavations in India, England, Turkey, Bahrain, Iraq and Oman. She is noted for her work on investigating the factors contributing to the end of Indus Valley Civilization since last three decades. She has authored 8 books on different aspects of Harappan archaeology. She is also joint editor of Studies in History of Journal of the centre for Historical Studies, JNU.
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