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.
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- Date Published: September 1968
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521095389
- length: 204 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.3kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Towns and villages of hill and plain
3. The Indus civilization
4. Mohenjo-daro and Harappa: general layout
8. Sutkagen-dor and other north-western sites
8. Lothal and other southern and eastern sites
9. Burials and skeletal types
9. Military aspects of the Indus civilization
10. Commerce and transport
11. Farming and fauna
12. Arts and crafts
13. The Indus script
14. The Indus religions
16. The end of the Indus civilization
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