M.A. Archaeology Degree Program
M.A PREVIOUS /PART I
INTRODUCTION TO FIELD ARCHAEOLOGY AND MUSEOLOGY:
This course contains an introduction to Archaeology, Origin and relationship with other sciences, Techniques and method of field surveys, Excavation, dating methods, documentation, Preparation and Publication of field reports, Archaeological photography, drawing and map etc. Museology deals with an introduction to museum, its aim and objectives, Functions, types, architecture, administration, security, exhibitions, display of collection, registration and documentation of antiquities.
PHYSICAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY:
This course includes topics of the Geological Time Scale, the evolution of man, Stone tools, their types and making of techniques, the stone age cultures of Africa, Europe, Pakistan, India, China Afghanistan and Near east
ANCIENT WORLD CIVILIZATIONS:
This course deals with Origin, development and of ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, (Summerian, Babylonian and Assyrian), Greeks, Roman, Persian, China and their major achievements in the field of art, architecture, religion, science, trade and commerce.
EARLY URBANIZATION IN PAKISTAN AND THE EMERGENCE OF INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION:
It includes the origin and development of urbanization in India and Pakistan, Pre- Harappa, Mature Harappa and Post Harappa phases of Indus Valley Civilization, Bronze Age culture of Gandhara Grave culture.
ANCIENT HISTORY OF PAKISTAN AND INDIA:
This course consists of ancient history of Pakistan and India starting from the Aryans period till end of the Hindu Shahi dynasty.
M.A PREVIOUS /PART II
ANCIENT ART AND ARCHITECTURE:
It comprises the study of ancient art and architecture of South Asia that developed in Vedic, Jain, Hindu and Buddhist periods till the Hindu Shahi.
MUSLIM ARCHITECTURE OF PAKISTAN AND INDIA:
It includes of the study of the Imperial (Early Medieval and Mughals) and Regional styles of Muslim architecture in the subcontinent.
This course contains of the origin of coinage in South Asia, history various techniques of manufacturing coins, Coinage of the Indo- Greeks, Scythians, Parthians, Kushans, Hephthalites, Hindu Shahis, Ghaznavids, Sultanate period, the Mughals and the Durranis.
PALEOGRAPHY AND EPIGRAPHY:
It comprises the origin and development of writing systems in South Asia, such as the study of Kharoshthi, Brahmi, Gupta Brahmi and Sharada scripts.
MUSLIM CALLIGRAPHY, PAINTING, MINOR ART AND CRAFTS:
This course covers the concept of Painting in Islam, Impacts of arts techniques and designs of the neighboring ancient civilization, the different schools that developed during the Muslim rule in Near East, western Asia, Central Asia, North Africa and subcontinent, Calligraphy covers the origin and development of Arabic script and calligraphy style including Kufic Naskh, Thuluth, Nastaliq and their decorative styles. Minor arts and crafts work of the Muslim world.