Thursday, September 13, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
Foodways of Ancient South Asia and their modern legacy: New Perspectives from the Indus Civilization and adjacent regions. This lecture will present an overview of the most current knowledge of food traditions and cooking from ancient South Asia, with a focus on the Indus Civilization, 2600-1900 BCE. Studies from sites in Pakistan and India, and now Oman, provide new insights on the types of plants and animals that were raised or hunted by the Indus communities and their neighbors. Many of the foods and preparation techniques developed in the past continue to be used in South Asia today.