MOHAMMAD RAFIQUE MUGHAL

Mohammad Rafique Mughal is a noted archaeologist from Pakistan known for unearthing the remains of the Islamic, Buddhist and Proto-historic periods, in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan.

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1977 University of California, Berkeley, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies (Spring Semester)
Taught two courses:
- Prehistory of South Asia and
- Seminar on the Indus Civilization

1987-88 University of the Punjab, Lahore, Department of History (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Taught two courses:
- Science of Archaeology and
- Cultural History of South Asia

1988 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Department of Anthropology. (Fall Semester)
Taught one course with Prof. Gregory L. Possehl on:
- South Asian Prehistory

1990 Pakistan Institute of Archaeological Training & Research, Lahore. (Three months)
Taught one course on:
- Archaeology of Pakistan and Adjoining Regions

1991-92 University of the Punjab, Lahore, Department of History (Fall and Spring Semesters)
Taught two courses:
- Theory and Methods in Archaeology
- Archaeology of India and Pakistan

1996 University of the Punjab, Lahore, Department of History (Fall Semester)
Taught one course:
- Cultural History of India and Pakistan

1997 and 1998 Boston University, Department of Archaeology, Boston. (Two Spring Semesters)
Taught two courses in 1997 and one in 1998:
- Archaeology of South Asia
- International Heritage Management

1999 - 2000 Harvard University, Department of Anthropology / Asia Center (Fall Semester)
Research work and participation in seminar on the “Indus Civilization, Language and Civilization” with three other faculty members. Gave lectures on selected topics relating to the Indus Civilization.

2000 University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology. (Spring Semester)
Taught two courses:
- Archaeology of South Asia and
- Complex Societies of the Indus and Ganges Valleys

2000-to date Boston University, Department of Archaeology.
Teaching the following undergraduate and graduate courses (2 courses each semester)
- AR 261: Heritage of Asia
- AR 262: Asian Gods and Goddesses
- AR 360: The Indus Valley
- AR 480-/780: Archaeological Ethics and Law
- AR 560: Archaeology of South Asia
- AR 810: International Heritage Management

New courses being developed:
- Civilizations of Central and South Asia
- Buddhist Art and Archaeology of Asia
- Early Islamic Art & Archaeology
- Heritage Management and Preservation: Theory & Practice

(Director of Field Schools for training in Archaeological Methods)
Organized field schools at the following sites of major excavations:
Pakistan:
1962-63 (Three months) at Banbhore
1963-64 (Four months) at Banbhore
1965-66 (Four months) at Mansura
1974 (Three months) at Jhukar
Bahrain:
1980-81 (Four months) at Sar
1981-82 (Five months) at Sar and Museum Lab.