Ancient cities of the Indus Valley civilization /

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Main Author: Kenoyer, Jonathan M.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Karachi : Oxford University Press ; Islamabad : American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998.
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Main Author:Kenoyer, Jonathan M.
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This lavishly illustrated book presents a coherent and fascinating account of the Indus Valley civilization that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. Kenoyer draws on the latest archaeological information from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Dholavira, and other major sites as well as on his considerable knowledge of South Asian societies and ancient technologies. He addresses such enduring topics as the nature and role of the Indus writing system, the Indus religino as evidenced through sculpture and architecture, the political organization of Indus city-states, long-distance trade and the importance of merchants in Indus society, and the daily life of the diverse inhabitants of the cities, towns, and villages of the region.

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General Notes:"Dedicated to the memory of George F. Dales, Jr. (1927-1992) and Walter A. Fairservis, Jr. (1924-1994)."
Physical Description:260 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 240-251) and index.
ISBN:0195779401
0195779045
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Jonathan Mark Kenoyer is at the Faculty of Archaeology at University of Wisconsin.

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