The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective

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Rowman Altamira, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 276 pages
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The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and equally complex as the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The dean of North American Indus scholars, Gregory Possehl, attempts here to marshal the state of knowledge about this fascinating culture in a readable synthesis. He traces the rise and fall of this civilization, examines the economic, architectural, artistic, religious, and intellectual components of this culture, describes its most famous sites, and shows the relationships between the Indus Civilization and the other cultures of its time. As a sourcebook for scholars, a textbook for archaeology students, and an informative volume for the lay reader, The Indus Civilization will be an exciting and informative read.
  

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Contents

Ancient Indian Civilization
1
The Beginnings of the Indus Age
23
The Indus Civilization
55
The Technology of the Indus Age
89
The Architecture of the Indus Age
99
The Art of the Indus Civilization
111
The Indus Script
127
Indus Religion
141
Gender and the Indus Age
177
Mohenjodaro
185
The Middle Asian Interaction Sphere
215
The Transformation of the Indus Civilization
237
The Indus Civilization An Overview
247
References
253
Index
268
About the Author
276

Burial Customs and Biological Diversity of the Peoples of the Indus Civilization
157

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About the author (2002)

GREGORY L. POSSEHL is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of the Asian Collections at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He has been engaged in archaeological research in Indian and Pakistan since 1964, from Iron Age megaliths to Mesolithic encampments, including directing excavations at Rojdi in Gujarat and Gilund in southern Rajasthan. Possehl has written and edited a number of important books on the Indus Civilization and related topics.

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