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Prestigious Goods along the Silk Road? An Archaeological Perspective

October 12, 2010 - 7:30pm
Building 370 - Room 370,Main Quad


Armim Selbitschka Assistant Professor of Sinology , University of Munich

Dr. Armin Selbitschka, Assistant Professor of Sinology at the University of Munich, will discuss what "prestige" goods meant on the Silk Road in the 2nd through the 5th Centuries AD. How can today's archaeologists recognize them as so-called prestige goods? By surveying archaeological findings recovered from tombs of the Central Asian Tarim Basin, the lecture will answer these questions and relate the answers to other archaeological discoveries located along the Chinese sections of the Silk Road.

Free and open to the pubilc.

Event Sponsor: 
The Silkroad Foundation, the Stanford Archaeology Center and the Center for East Asian Studies
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