February 27: Lecture by Rita Wright

An Early State Revisited: The Indus Civilization

The third millennium BCE saw the emergence of the world’s first cities and states in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley. In this lecture, I briefly describe their pathways to state formation and focus for the bulk of my talk on the Indus, using its urban plans and productive activities as indicators of different forms of leadership at three of its major cities.

(Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and Oriental Studies)

February 27 at 6:30 pm (Reception to follow)
8th Floor Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, Lexington & 68th Street