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Updated June 2, 2020

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  • Lecture - India's Oldest Stone Inscriptions

    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    7:00 pm at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Cartwright Center, Port O'Call

    Heather WalderAround 250 B.C., Ashoka Maurya was a dynamic ruler whose influence extended throughout most parts of modern-day South Asia. Archaeologists have uncovered inscriptions on rocks and pillars that are said to mark the boundaries of his empire. This lecture presents information on a group of inscriptions in the South Indian state of Karnataka, as well as the results of an experimental project to replicate an “Ashokan Edict.” Detailed investigation of inscription-carving technologies reveals information about ancient landscapes and imperial control. Call MVAC at 608-785-8454 or e-mail Jean for more information.

    SpeakerHeather Walder, Associate Lecturer, Department of Sociology/Archaeology, UW-L; MVAC Research Associate; PhD Candidate, UW–Madison