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Rethinking the Indus : a comparative re-evaluation of the Indus civilisation as an alternative paradigm in the organisation and structure of early complex societies

Author: Edward Cork
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress, 2011.
Series: BAR international series, 2213.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Cork
ISBN: 9781407307718 1407307711
OCLC Number: 724492683
Description: 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The IC: an early complex society with unique structural organisation? --
Origins of current interpretation of the IC --
The aims and approach of this study --
The comparative method. Introduction --
Social evolution and the comparative method: Comparative approaches and the IC ; Methodology adopted by this study ; Choice of comparative datasets ; Summary --
Domestic architecture: Introduction ; Review of sites ; Building size ; Building and family structure ; Access analyses ; Discussion --
Metalwork and metalworking: Introduction ; Recent literature ; Ore sources ; Functional group definition ; Discussion of artefact categories ; Elemental composition ; Discussion --
Settlement patterns. Introduction ; Data collection and formatting issues ; Organisation and subdivision of the Indus settlements ; Third millennium climatic influence on settlement patterns in the Greater Indus Valley ; Settlement hierarchies: site size distribution ; Settlement hierarchies: rank-size ; Discussion --
Conclusion: Summary ; The success of a comparative approach ; The 'alternative paradigm' model of Indus society in the light of structured comparative analyses ; Moving forwards- interpreting the Indus --
Appendix A. Architectural data used in chapter 3 --
Appendix B. Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests on house size distribution --
Appendix C. Permeability maps for the houses used in access analysis, including house RRA and courtyard RRA values --
Appendix D. Assessing the reliability of published Indus metalwork data --
Appendix E. Catalogue of metalworks in the Lothal Site Museum and Archive --
Appendix F. Elemental composition data used in chapter 4 --
Appendix G. Problems recreating Adams' influential 'four-tiered' settlement hierarchy --
Appendix H. Problems with using sites on the Indus floodplain in settlement analyses --
Appendix I. Metalwork data --
Bibliography.
Series Title: BAR international series, 2213.
Responsibility: Edward Cork.

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