Gregory Louis Possehl: 1941-2011

Dr. Gregory L. Possehl, professor emeritus of anthropology in the School of Arts and Sciences and curator emeritus of the Asian collections at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, passed away on October 8 at age 70. Dr. Possehl was a leading expert on rise of the Indus civilization in India and Pakistan. His research projects include the exploration of the Ghelo and Kalubhar Valleys in the state of Gujarat and the excavations of the Sorath Harappan sites of Oriyo Timbo, Babar Kot and Rojdi. In 2003 he received the Outstanding Academic Book Award from Choice magazine for Indus Civilization; A Contemporary Perspective.

Read more on Dr. Possehl's life and career here.