Excavating Thailand: The Search for a Prehistoric Bronze Age

with Dr. Vincent Pigott

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00pm1:00pm
North Building - Lower Level
Ticketed with member discount. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

This lecture focuses on the remarkable evidence for early metal works excavated by Dr. Vincent Pigott, an anthropologist and archaeologist with a strong interest in the origins, transmission, and societal impact of metallurgy across Eurasia. 

In Thailand just north of Bangkok, a pair of unique, prehistoric villages found by Dr. Pigott and his team together comprise one of the largest regional copper production centers known anywhere in eastern Asia.  From where did this all-important technology come—India, China, or perhaps beyond?

Doors open at 11:30 am

Free for Asian Art Association members, $7 DAM members, $5 teachers, students and docents, $10 others.  General admission not required for LECTURE ONLY, but is required for gallery access. AAA & DAM members please check in at Welcome Desk. 

For details, call 720-913-0040 or e-mail blittle@denveratmuseum.org.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Association, a DAM support group.

 

Image credit: The Pinnacle at Phu Lon Copper mine, northeast Thailand, ca. 1000 BC. Courtesy V. C. Pigott.