Urbanism, Ecologies and Climate Change in the Indus Civilization

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Urbanism, Ecologies and Climate Change in the Indus Civilization

Urbanism, Ecologies and Climate Change in the Indus Civilization - Rita P. Wright, Professor of Anthropology, New York University

Friday, November 9, 2012
3:30pm-5:00pm
317 Silsby Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
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The renewed interest among climatologists on the effects of climate change in South Asia , a topic long set aside by Harappan specialists, demands closer examination in view of the socio-ecological variability now known to exist among its centers, regions, and adaptations. Claims that climatological events provide useful models for resolving present-day debates on climate change necessitate understanding the complexities of climatological data, human reactions to change, and regional variabilities. Since these reflections on past climate change contribute to dialogs established about present climate change, it is important that we get it right. Sponsored by the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Fund for Anthropology and the Dartmouth Archaeology Working Group
Rita P. Wright, New York University
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Therese Perin-Deville
603-646-3256

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