On Wednesday, May 12th, at 7:00 p.m. we will use Zoom for a brief business meeting and Carla Sinopoli, Director, Maxwell Museum, will present: “LANDSCAPES OF STONE: Iron Age Monuments, Rock Art and Landscapes along the Tungabhadra River, South India.”
The South Indian Iron Age (ca. 1400 – 300 BCE) is known for its monumental landscape of megalithic mortuary and commemorative monuments, constructed during a period of emergent social inequalities and the development of regional centers and political systems. In this talk, Carla Sinopoli will speak about her work along the Tungabhadra River in modern Karnataka – truly a landscape of stone, dominated by dramatic granitic hills and home to dense population in the Iron Age. Drawing on results of nearly four decades of work in the region, the talk will provide a general introduction to recent archaeological work in the region and focus particularly on stone monuments and rock art and their relations to land use and settlement throughout the South Indian Iron Age.
Carla Sinopoli came to UNM as Director of the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology in 2018 from the University of Michigan, where she served for 25 years as Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Asian Archaeology and Ethnology in the Museum of Anthropology. She earned her BA from SUNY Binghamton, and her MA and PhD at the University of Michigan and taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before joining the faculty at Michigan. Her research has focused on the archaeology of complex societies, the organization of craft production, and the study of archaeological ceramics. Her primary geographic focus is South Asia, where she has directed projects at the 14th-16th c CE imperial capital of Vijayanagara, and her current co-directed project Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Landscapes of the Tungabhadra Corridor (LPEHLTC). Sinopoli is the author or editor of 11 books and dozens of articles on her research.
Date: May 12th
Time: 7:00 p.m. MDT
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February 10 – “Mogollon Archaeology Near Reserve, New Mexico: A Journey from Chicago to Denver and Beyond” by Dr. Steve Nash
January 13 – “Heavenly Splendor, the Baths of Caracalla” by Dianne Scialla
December 9 – “Five Days in Babylon” by Dr. Andrew Earles
November 11 – “Early Pueblo I Occupation of the Durango Area – Recent Excavations on Florida Mesa” by Rand Greubel
September 8 – “Settlement of the Americas,” by Dr. Jesse Tune
August 19 – “Detecting Domestication of the Four Corners Potato” by Lisbeth A. Louderback and Bruce M. Pavlik
August 12 – “Rock Art of Dinetah: Stories of Heroes and Healing” by Richard C. Jenkinson
July 8 – “Mosaic Water Features and Public Fountains in Pompeii” by Wayne Lorenz