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Connections and complexity : new approaches to the archaeology of South Asia

Author: Shinu Abraham
Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This compilation of original research articles highlight the important cross-regional, cross-chronological, and comparative approaches to political and economic landscapes in ancient South Asia and its neighbors. Focusing on the Indus Valley period and Iron Age India, this volume incorporates new research in South Asia within the broader universe of archaeological scholarship. Contributions focus on four major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shinu Abraham
ISBN: 9781598746860 1598746863
OCLC Number: 794361895
Description: 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Connections and Complexity : New approaches to the archaeology of South Asia / Shinu Abraham, Praveena Gullapalli, Teresa Raczek, Uzma Rizvi --
To What Extent Were the Prehistoric Sri Lankans Isolated from the Indian Mainland? Biotic and Archaeological Considerations / Kenneth A.R. Kennedy --
Commodities and Things : The Kulli in Context / Rita P. Wright --
New Evidence for Interaction Between The Iranian Plateau and the Indus Valley : Seals and Sealings from Konar Sandal South / Holly Pittman --
The Sindh Archaeological Project : Explorations in the Lower Indus Basin and Western Sindh / Louis Flam --
Iconography of the Indus Unicorn : Origins and Legacy / Jonathan Mark Kenoyer --
Forest Products in a Wider World : Early historic connections across southern India / Kathleen D. Morrison and Mark T. Lycett --
The Substance and Symbolism of Long-Distance Exchange : Textiles as Desired Trade Goods in the Bronze Age Middle Asian Interaction Sphere / Monica L. Smith --
Weighty Matters : Evidence for Unity and Regional Diversity from the Indus Civilization Weights / Heather M.-L. Miller --
Starch Grain Analysis and Experiments Provide Insights into Harappan Cooking Practices / Arunima Kashyap and Steve Weber. Red Polished Ware in Gujarat : Surface Collections from Inland Sites / Nancy Pinto-Orton --
Spiraling Interconnectedness : A Fresh Look at Double-Spiral-Headed Pins in the Indian Subcontinent / Heidi J. Miller --
In Search Of Craft and Society : The Glass Beads of Early Historic Tamil South India / Shinu Abraham --
Lamination as Production Technique : Patterns and Possibilities / Praveena Gullapalli --
Bronze Age Pastoralism and Differentiated Landscapes along the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor / Michael Frachetti --
The Ghost of the State in Deep Antiquity : A Closer Look at the Harappan Civilization from the Viewpoint of Sanskrit Literature / Piotr A. Eltsov --
Crafting Communities and Producing Places : Copper, Settlement Patterns, and Social Identity in the Ganeshwar Jodhpura Cultural Complex, Rajasthan, India / Uzma Z. Rizvi --
Technology and Everyday Crafts : Identifying Traces of Shared Histories in the Archaeological Record / Teresa Raczek --
Regional Diversity in the Harappan World : The Evidence of the Seals / Marta Ameri --
Monumentality and the Third Millennium "Towers" of the Oman Peninsula / Charlotte Marie Cable and Christopher P. Thornton --
Small Scale Interactions Across the North Gujarat Plain / Suzanne Harris.
Responsibility: edited by Shinu Abraham, Praveena Gullapalli, Teresa P. Raczek, Uzma Z. Rizvi.

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The set of case studies presented in this volume emphasize the significance of new research in South Asia within the broader universe of archaeological scholarship.  Read more...

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