Sep
21
Mon
Soviet Archaeology and Its Legacies in the Deserts of Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Soviet Archaeology and Its Legacies in the Deserts of Uzbekistan, Central Asia

Join us for a virtual lecture series!
Indiana Archaeology Month 2020

Dr. Elizabeth Brite (Purdue University, Honors College)

Throughout most of the 20th century, the archaeological heritage of Central Asia was locked behind the Iron Curtain. The Soviet Union controlled this critical area of world history, rich with the cultures of ancient, Iranian-speaking peoples, Hellenistic influences from the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. In this talk, Dr. Liz Brite explores the rich archaeology and modern archaeological history of Central Asia. She shares recent insights from her field expeditions in the deserts of Uzbekistan, where she was worked with international teams since 2005 to extend the legacy of archaeological research in the region into the 21st century.

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This lecture series is co-sponsored by the Purdue University Department of Anthropology and the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.