8 March 2023 - 8 March 2023
4:00PM - 6:00PM
D210, The Dawson Building
Dr Adam Green from the University of York will be talking on how northwest India's agricultural economies continued to grow after the decline of urbanism in the region
The Indus Valley Civilisation is famous for its unique position in relation to other early states due to its apparent lack of elites. During the Late Harappan period the agricultural economies of the region have been observed continuing to grow despite the decline of urbanism, showing increases in settlement density even as cities themselves shrank. Dr Green discusses this phenomenon in relation to how it shows sustainability and sustainable development in the ancient world and what it can teach us about egalitarianism and inequality in the modern day.
Dr Adam Green is an archaeologist and lecturer in sustainability at the University of York. He specialises in the relationship between inequality and sustainability in South Asia with a particular focus on the Indus Valley Civilisation. He works closely with modern stakeholders in South Asian communities to investigate egalitarianism in the archaeological record and apply this to modern strategies for achieving sustainability and equality.
The Dawson Building
Durham University Science Site