Abstract: Archaeological Reflections on the History of Central Asia

Lecturer: Lothar von Falkenhausen

This lecture explores some of the grand themes in Central Asian archaeology in light of new scholarship.  As we begin to look more closely at the actual inhabitants of the region, we find that we may have to abandon currently widespread romantic notions emphasizing the role of long-distance trade and the prosperity it allegedly brought to the region.

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Justin Leidwanger is Assistant Professor with the Department of Classics, Stanford University; he holds his degrees from the University Pennsylvania (Ph.D.), Texas A&M University, and Loyola... Read More

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