The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives

The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives

Hardback Understanding Ancient Civilizations

By (author) Jane R. McIntosh

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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Format: Hardback | 441 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 257mm x 36mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 12 November 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Barbara
  • ISBN 10: 1576079074
  • ISBN 13: 9781576079072
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 78
  • Sales rank: 569,620

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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.

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Author information

Jane McIntosh, PhD, is a professional archaeological writer. She has taught archaeology at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, and has excavated in Europe, India, and Iraq.

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"An extremely readable book accompanied by numerous illustrations, it belongs in larger public, secondary school, and college libraries as a resource and can serve well as a textbook for a course on the topic." - ARBA "Highly recommended for archaeological studies collections." - Library Journal