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Ancient cities of the Indus valley civilization

Author: Jonathan M Kenoyer; Asia Society.; Elvehjem Museum of Art.; Pacific Asia Museum.
Publisher: Karachi : Oxford University Press ; Islamabad : American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization presents a refreshingly new perspective on the earliest cities of Pakistan and western India (2600-1900 BC). Through a careful examination of the most recent archaeological discoveries from excavations in both Pakistan and India, the author provides a stimulating discussion on the nature of the early cities and their inhabitants. This detailed study of the Indus  Read more...
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Kenoyer, Jonathan M.
Ancient cities of the Indus valley civilization.
Karachi : Oxford University Press ; Islamabad : American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998
(OCoLC)606979380
Online version:
Kenoyer, Jonathan M.
Ancient cities of the Indus valley civilization.
Karachi : Oxford University Press ; Islamabad : American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998
(OCoLC)631229821
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan M Kenoyer; Asia Society.; Elvehjem Museum of Art.; Pacific Asia Museum.
ISBN: 0195779401 9780195779400 0195779045 9780195779042
OCLC Number: 38469514
Notes: Accompanies the exhibition "Great Cities. Small Treasures: The Ancient World of the Indus Valley" held at the Asia Society, New York, New York, February 11-May 3, 1998; the Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, September through November 1998; and the Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena California.
"Dedicated to the memory of George F. Dales, Jr. (1927-1992) and Walter A. Fairservis, Jr. (1924-1994)."
Description: 260 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Origins of urban society --
Indus cities, towns and villages --
The Indus script and its uses --
Rulers and traders of the Indus cities --
Religious art and symbols --
People and professions --
Technology and crafts --
Decline and legacy of the Indus cities.
Other Titles: Great cities, small treasures, the ancient world of the Indus Valley.
Indus valley civilization
Responsibility: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer.
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The author presents and synthesizes archaeological information on the Indus Valley civilization that has emerged over the last two decades. The book is intended to breach a perceived gap in the  Read more...

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Kenoyer's discussion of the Indus Valley script is balanced and unspeculative. Because of his even-handed approach , Kenoyer suceeds very well in his objectives of providing an introductory text on Read more...

 
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