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The Indus Civilization - Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Paperback

Published: 1st November 1968
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In 1921 at Harappa, a small town in the Punjab, and in 1922 at Mohenjo-daro in Sind, evidence was discovered of an evolved urban culture nearly two thousand years older than any previously recognized in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent. From the distribution of the sites first explored, the culture was named the Indus Valley civilization. This name it retains, although subsequent research has revealed elements of the civilization on the one hand westwards to the Makran coast and Saurashtra, and on the other hand eastwards into the valley of the Yamuna (Jumna). Thus amplified, the civilization is appreciably larger than its contemporaries in Iraq and Egypt. In this digital reprint of the 1968 third edition, Sir Mortimer Wheeler summarized other contributions to the study of the Indus civilization, and included discussions on climate and dating. The book includes well over 50 photographs of pottery, sculpture and sites.

Notes
Climate
Towns and villages of hill and plain
The Indus civilization
Mohenjo-daro and Harappa: general layout
Harappa
Mohenjo-daro
Chanhu-daro
Sutkagen-dor and other north-western sites
Lothal and other southern and eastern sites
Burials and skeletal types
Military aspects of the Indus civilization
Commerce and transport
Farming and fauna
Arts and crafts
The Indus script
The Indus religions
Dating
The end of the Indus civilization
Conclusion
Appendix
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521095389
ISBN-10: 0521095387
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st November 1968
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 3