Seminar – 19 January – Mark Aldenderfer

January 15th, 2016 by

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Tuesday 19 January

4.30–6.00 Mond Building Seminar Room

Mark Aldenderfer

University of California Merced, Leverhulme Trust award Visiting Professor

Archaeology and Zhangzhung:New Discoveries from Western Tibet and the High Himalayas

Despite being described as a major polity that once rivaled the early Tibetan empire, surprisingly little is known of the material manifestations of Zhangzhung. In this presentation, I will describe recent archaeological research that provides new insight into Zhangzhung ethnicity, its presumed relationship with Bon, and speculation on the origins of some of its most characteristic representations.