Jonathan M. Kenoyer

The Indus Civilization and Magan: Recent Research on Intra-regional exchange between the Indus Valley and the Arabian Peninsula

This lecture will present the results of recent studies of Indus related materials found in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, including pottery, seals, beads, shell bangles and architectural traditions. The new discoveries suggest that some Indus derived individuals along with their craft specialists were settled in both the coastal and interior regions of Oman.

Johnathan Mark Kenoyer is an American Archaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at UW-Madison. Considered one of the world’s leading experts on the Ancient Indus Valley civilization, Dr. Kenoyer is involved in the development of a new center for its study in Gujarat, India, as part of the Global Heritage Project. In addition to being a member of the American Anthropological Association, he has served as the president of the American Institute of Pakistan Studies since 2005.