Crossroads: Multidisciplinary investigations of South Asia's past
09:00 - 18:00
MPI SHH Jena
Department of Archaeology
South Asia has long been the site of incredible environmental, cultural, genetic, and linguistic diversity, with the hyper-diversity of the region being surpassed only by that of the continent of Africa. Moreover, owing to its geographical location, it serves as a “crossroads” between Europe, Africa and East, West and Southeast Asia throughout human history. With this workshop, we aim to bring together different specialists working in the region to share results and facilitate an inter-disciplinary approach to uncovering the past of this region. Presenters will draw on linguistic, genetic, bio-molecular and macroscopic lines of evidence to elucidate changes in diet, demography, and ecology across major cultural transitions in the region.