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The Indus civilization : a contemporary perspective

Author: Gregory L Possehl
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... 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."--Back cover.
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Possehl, Gregory L.
Indus civilization.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606924868
Online version:
Possehl, Gregory L.
Indus civilization.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, 2002
(OCoLC)607860933
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory L Possehl
ISBN: 075910171X 9780759101715 0759101728 9780759101722
OCLC Number: 48957898
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award 2003.
Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Ancient Indian civilization --
The beginnings of the Indus age --
The Indus civilization --
The technology of the Indus age --
The architecture of the Indus age --
The art of the Indus civilization --
The Indus script --
Indus religion --
Burial customs and biological diversity of the peoples of the Indus civilization --
Gender and the Indus age --
Mohenjo-Daro --
The Middle Asian interaction sphere --
The transformation of the Indus civilization --
The Indus civilization: an overview.
Responsibility: Gregory L. Possehl.

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A brief introduction to the history, archaeology, art, language, and culture of the Indus Valley civilization, written by the leading North American Indus archaeologist.  Read more...

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