Ancient Indus Valley New Perspectives

ISBN-10: 1576079074

ISBN-13: 9781576079072

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jane R. McIntosh
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Description: 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.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 11/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 441
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Series Editor's Preface
Maps
Introduction
Introduction
The Indus in Its Setting
A Lost Civilization
A Land of Unsolved Mysteries
Indus Civilization
Location of the Indus Civilization and Its Environmental Setting
Location
The Environmental Setting
The Changing Landscape
Environmental Degradation
Historical and Chronological Setting
History of the Investigation of South Asia's Past
Studying the Indus Civilization
Origins, Growth, and Decline of the Indus Civilization
Early South Asia (ca. 2 to 1 Million-7000 BCE)
Early Farmers in Northwest South Asia (7000-4300 BCE)
Later Settlements (4300-3200 BCE)
The Early Indus (Early Harappan) Period (3200-2600 BCE)
The Transition (2600-2500/2450 BCE)
The Mature Indus Civilization (2600-1900/1800 BCE)
The Posturban (Late Harappan) Period (1900/1800-1300 BCE)
Economics
Subsistence Patterns
Arable Agriculture
Animal Husbandry
Aquatic Resources
Wild Resources
Resources, Trade, and Communications
Introduction
Internal Trade and Communications
South Asian Trade and Exchange
Overland Trade across the Iranian Plateau
Gulf Trade
Later Developments in Local and International Trade
Settlements
Settlements and Settlement Patterns
Cities, Towns, and Villages
The Features of Urban Centers
Social and Political Organization
Introduction
Clues to Social Organization
Clues to Political Organization
Religion and Ideology
Introduction
Religious Structures
Iconography
Ritual Practices
The Treatment of the Dead
Reconstructing Harappan Religion
Material Culture
Workshops and Factories
Construction
Artifacts
Art
Intellectual Accomplishments
Numbers, Time, and Space
Languages
The Indus Script
Current Assessment
The Indus Civilization Today
The Emergence of Harappan Civilization
Theories on the Sociopolitical Organization of the Indus State
Indus Collapse
Glossary
Chronology
Resources for Further Study
General
History of Discovery
Indus Antecedents
The Indus Civilization in South Asian Culture
Neighbors of the Indus Civilization
The End of the Indus Civilization and the Post-Harappan Period
Economy, Trade, and Foreign Relations
Industry, Technology, and Science
The Harappan People
Social and Political Organization
Settlement and Settlements
Language, Writing, and Seals
Useful Web Pages
Journals and Occasional Publications
Index
About the Author
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