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The Indus Civilization

Author: Gregory L. Possehl
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759101722
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A brief introduction to the history, archaeology, art, language, and culture of the Indus Valley civilization, written by the leading North American Indus archaeologist.

Harappan Civilization And Rojdi

Author: Gregory L. Possehl
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9788120404045
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The Harappan Town Of Rojdi Has Been Known To Archaeologists For Several Decades And Has Been The Subject Of Extensive Excavation. The Present Book Is The First Substantial Publication On The Site And Presents Three New Insights Into The Nature Of The Harappan Civilization.

The Ancient Indus Valley

Author: Jane McIntosh
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079074
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This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. * A chronological overview that establishes the important phases of the Indus civilization and places Indus society in the historical context of the development of South Asia * Illustrations showing speculative reconstructions of the Indus civilization's magnificent cities and photographs of artifacts from exquisite jewelry to beautiful carved seals

Ancient Pakistan An Archaeological History

Author: Mukhtar Ahmed
Publisher: Amazon
ISBN: 1495966437
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This is the third volume of a much larger project, Ancient Pakistan - An Archaeological History, which deals with the prehistory of Pakistan from the Stone Age to the end of the Harappan Civilization ca. 1500 BC. This particular volume, Harappan Civilization - The Material Culture, deals with the entire gambit of the urban phase of the Indus Civilization, from its beginning to its decay and the ultimate end. The books covers such topics as the origins, settlement pattern, subsistence economy, architecture, town planning, Indus seals, arts and crafts, metallurgy, decay, and the post-Harappan cultural landscape. Every chapter is profusely illustrated with colored sketches and colored photographs. An extensive bibliography is also provided.

The Archaeometallurgy Of The Asian Old World

Author: Vincent C. Pigott
Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology
ISBN: 9780924171345
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Written by eminent scholars in the field, this edited volume is the first to treat in a comprehensive manner the archaeology of metallurgy's origins, focusing specifically on initial uses of copper and bronze, as well as the coming of iron across Asia from the Eastern Mediterranean to the Far East. It is a volume that should serve for some time to come as the source of the fundamental information upon which larger interpretations of metallurgical developments in Asia will be grounded. MASCA research papers, Vol. 16

The Earth And Its Peoples A Global History

Author: Richard Bulliet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0618771506
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The Earth and Its Peoples was one of the first texts to present world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. The Fourth Edition features extensive new coverage of world events, including globalization in the new millennium. Coverage of China has also been extensively reorganized and rewritten. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Lost River

Author: Michel Danino
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9351187748
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The Indian subcontinent was the scene of dramatic upheavals a few thousand years ago. The Northwest region entered an arid phase, and erosion coupled with tectonic events played havoc with river courses. One of them disappeared. Celebrated as -Sarasvati' in the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, this river was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century through topographic explorations by British officials. Recently, geological and climatological studies have probed its evolution and disappearance, while satellite imagery has traced the river's buried courses and isotope analyses have dated ancient waters still stored under the Thar Desert. In the same Northwest, the subcontinent's first urban society"the Indus civilization"flourished and declined. But it was not watered by the Indus alone: since Aurel Stein's expedition in the 1940s, hundreds of Harappan sites have been identified in the now dry Sarasvati's basin. The rich Harappan legacy in technologies, arts and culture sowed the seeds of Indian civilization as we know it now. Drawing from recent research in a wide range of disciplines, this book discusses differing viewpoints and proposes a harmonious synthesis"a fascinating tale of exploration that brings to life the vital role the -lost river of the Indian desert' played before its waters gurgled to a stop.

Moen Jo Daro

Author: Parveen Talpur
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1631922238
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Moen jo Daro: Metropolis of the Indus Civilization (2600-1900) BCE) is a personal view book on the largest and the most elaborate city of the Indus Civilization, located in present day Pakistan. Beginning with the myths and legends surrounding the civilization, Moen jo Daro ends with an appeal for its 3-dimensional digital preservation in the modern age. In between it covers the accidental discovery of the city under the foundations of a Buddhist stupa, the life of its mysterious inhabitants, and the unknown ideology they followed as well the strange, undeciphered writing they left behind. The book is not a mere description of the architectural remains and the artifacts discovered in their ruins. It examines the theories of its rise and fall in the larger context of the Indus civilization. In the absence of any direct source the author has attempted to reconstruct its picture by presenting original photographs captured exclusively for this book, incorporating legends, folklore, and languages of the region, and her own understanding of the ancient signs and symbols which she researched on during her seven years of research at the Cornell University, New York. The book is meant for general readers and the scholars and students, and is a must read for an international audience as well. Pakistan is on the center stage of global politics and the world is keen to know it beyond its typical day-to-day reporting.