Author: Gregory L PossehlPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 276ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178292912
This engagingly written and well-illustrated book sheds useful new light on the Indus Age and makes recent scholarly advances readily accessible to a broad range of readers, especially students of the ancient world.The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and as equally complex as, the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The dean of North American Indus scholars, Gregory Possehl, marshals 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 times. As a source book for scholars, a textbook for archaeology students, and an informative volume for the lay reader, this book will be an exciting read.
List of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceAncient Indian CivilizationThe Beginning of the Indus AgeThe Indus CivilizationThe Technology of the Indus AgeThe Architecture of the Indus AgeThe Art of the Indus CivilizationThe Indus ScriptIndus ReligionBurial Customs and Biological Diversity of the Peoples of the Indus CivilizationGender and the Indus AgeMohenjo-daroThe Middle Asian Interaction SphereThe Transformation of the Indus CivilizationThe Indus Civilization: An OverviewReferencesIndexAbout the Author