Ancient Pakistan - an Archaeological History

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Amazon, Oct 25, 2014 - History - 480 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
Preface
11
Introduction
11
Bronze Age Civilizations
28
Discovery of the Indus Civilization
45
The Land and Environment
66
PreUrban Cultures of the Greater Indus Valley
95
Harappan Settlement Pattern
123
Subsistence Economy
238
Town Planning
256
Harappan Architecture
284
Crafts and Technology
306
Indus Seals Tablets and Amulets Chapter 16 Ceramic Stoneware and Faience Technologies
352
Metallurgy and Metal Artifacts
379
Indus Copper and Copper Alloys
394
Miscellaneous Crafts and Technologies
414

Mohenjodaro and the Lower Indus Towns
148
Harappa and the UpperIndus Towns
176
Harappan Sites in Kutch and Saurashtra
197
The Neighborhood
212
Civilizational Decay and the postHarappan Cultures
443
Suggested Reading
466
Glossary
470
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