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TRAS - Specialization as a Process

Date: Monday, February 10th, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Room 102,
Godfrey Anthropology Building

Contact: Bill Green and Jean Brady, greenb@beloit.edu, bradyj@beloit.edu

TRAS - Specialization as a Process: Stone Bead Producers and Daily Life in South India (300 B.C.E. - 300 C.E.)

The Three Rivers Archaeological Society hosts Gwen Kelly, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Beloit College, at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting as she discusses specialization as both a state and a process and how it is understood in archaeology to relate to the development of increasing complexity in society and economy. Many scholars have dealt with specialization in evolutionary and typological/classificatory terms. Using data from the Early Historic site of Kodumanal in Tamil Nadu, India, she examines evidence for specialized and non-specialized production of stone beads and other ornaments. She argues that specialization should be viewed as a process and a continuum rather than in stages, and demonstrates that while it appears that specialized production was taking place, others in the community were participating in production as non-specialists.

students, faculty, administration, staff, and off-campus guests welcome.

Categories:

Logan Museum, Academics

Audiences:

Staff, Faculty, Students