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The Indus or Harappan Civilization

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Harappa and Mohenjodaro are both located in the Indus valley and because no site of this civilization was then known to exist outside the Indus valley, the civilization came to be called ‘the Indus ... More


India’s Ancient Past

R. S. Sharma

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents a complete and accessible description of the history of early India. It starts by discussing the origins and growth of civilizations, empires, and religions. It also deals with the ... More


Trunk Calls in Antiquity: The Elephant in Archaeology and Art

Shibani Bose

in Mega Mammals in Ancient India: Rhinos, Tigers, and Elephants

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120412
eISBN:
9780199099887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120412.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter is the first episode of the elephant story the book attempts to reconstruct. The sheer quantum of evidence necessitated a splitting of the data into two chapters, where Chapter 4 looks ... More


A Hierarchy of Values: The Bioarchaeology of Order, Complexity, Health, and Trauma at Harappa

Gwen Robbins Schug

in Bones of Complexity: Bioarchaeological Case Studies of Social Organization and Skeletal Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062235
eISBN:
9780813051901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062235.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Bioarchaeological insights help elucidate persistent questions on the internal social organization of the Indus (or Harappan) civilization in northwest India and Pakistan during the height of its ... More


Director General Deshpande

Nayanjot Lahiri

in Archaeology and the Public Purpose: Writings on and by M.N. Deshpande

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190130480
eISBN:
9780190993870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190130480.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Deshpande’s years as director-general of the Archaeological Survey (1972-1978) forms the focus of this chapter. A lot of what Deshpande presided over was familiar territory, the sort of work which he ... More


The Human–Elephant Relationship through the Ages: A Brief Macro-Scale History

Raman Sukumar

in Conflict, Negotiation, and Coexistence: Rethinking Human–Elephant Relations in South Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467228
eISBN:
9780199087570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467228.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History, Environmental History

This chapter provides a magisterial survey of human–elephant relations from prehistoric to modern times, considering encounters, intersections, and appropriations in a way that equally attends to ... More


Humans throughout the Holocene

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

What Does the Story about human experiences of past natural climatic changes tell us in broad terms? At the least it points to the types of risks to the health, survival, and social stability of ... More


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