The Ancient Indus Valley

The Ancient Indus Valley
Title The Ancient Indus Valley PDF eBook
Author Jane R. McIntosh
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 458
Release 2007-11-12
Genre History
ISBN 1576079082

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This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives takes readers back to a civilization as complex as its contemporaries in Mesopotamia and Egypt, one that covered a far larger region, yet lasted a much briefer time (less than a millennium) and left few visible traces. Researchers have tentatively reconstructed a model of Indus life based on limited material remains and despite its virtually indecipherable written record. This volume describes what is known about the roots of Indus civilization in farming culture, as well as its far-flung trading network, sophisticated crafts and architecture, and surprisingly war-free way of life. Readers will get a glimpse of both a remarkable piece of the past and the extraordinary methods that have brought it back to life.




The Ancient Indus Valley

The Ancient Indus Valley
Title The Ancient Indus Valley PDF eBook
Author Jane McIntosh
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Pages 472
Release 2008
Genre History
ISBN

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"Researchers have tentatively reconstructed a model of Indus life from the limited material that remains. Based on important findings from recent surveys and excavations in South Asia and neighboring regions, The Ancient Indus Valley explains what is now known about the Indus civilization's roots in the farming cultures of prehistoric South Asia, as well as the hallmarks of its extraordinary development. It is an eye-opening introduction to a vanished world - and a stirring testament to archaeology's power to recover the past."--BOOK JACKET.




The Ancient Indus Valley

The Ancient Indus Valley
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Release 2000
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The Harappan Civilization flourished around 2,500 B.C. in the Indus Valley. Skilled in civil engineering and trade, this is one of the largest civilizations to date which has been located for the ancient world. While much remains to be learned about this civilization including deciphering the script, the website is rich with text, maps, photos, and audio and is being added to as new finds are uncovered.




A Peaceful Realm

A Peaceful Realm
Title A Peaceful Realm PDF eBook
Author Jane Mcintosh
Publisher Westview Press
Pages 248
Release 2002
Genre Social Science
ISBN

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Some 5000 years ago, civilized societies emerged in the valleys of four great rivers: the Nile, the Euphrates, the Yellow, and the Indus. Of these primary Old World civilizations, that of the Indus remains the least known and the most enigmatic, though, paradoxically, it has left perhaps the most lasting influence on the societies that followed it. In this lucid account - abundantly illustrated with maps and photographs, including sixteen pages in full color - archaeologist Jane McIntosh addresses what we know about the rise and fall of the civilization of the Indus and Saraswati valleys, what it might be reasonable to speculate, and what we still hope to learn. While drawing on archaeological and linguistic evidence to create a portrait of the civilization from the inside, McIntosh also carefully pieces together a wider picture of the Indus civilization using evidence from its trading partners in Mesopotamia, the Persian Gulf, the Indian subcontinent, and Southwest Asia. The result is an outstandingly vivid recreation of one of the world's great but all-but-lost ancient civilizations.




The Indus Valley

The Indus Valley
Title The Indus Valley PDF eBook
Author Jane Shuter
Publisher Capstone Classroom
Pages 36
Release 2008-08
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9781432913359

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An introduction to the civilization of the Indus Valley, which began in ca. 3500 B.C.E., including its culture, government, writing system, and more.




The Indus Civilization

The Indus Civilization
Title The Indus Civilization PDF eBook
Author Gregory L. Possehl
Publisher Rowman Altamira
Pages 289
Release 2002-11-11
Genre Social Science
ISBN 0759116423

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The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and equally complex as the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The dean of North American Indus scholars, Gregory Possehl, attempts here to marshal the state of knowledge about this fascinating culture in a readable synthesis. He 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. As a sourcebook for scholars, a textbook for archaeology students, and an informative volume for the lay reader, The Indus Civilization will be an exciting and informative read.




Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization

Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization
Title Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization PDF eBook
Author Jonathan M. Kenoyer
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 272
Release 1998
Genre History
ISBN

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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 architecture and civic organization also takes into account the distinctive crafts and technological developments that accompanied the emergence of urbanism. Indus trade and economy as well as political and religious organizations are illuminated through comparisons with other contemporaneous civilizations in Mesopotamia and Central Asia and through ethnoarchaeological studies in later cultures of South Asia.