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Science and metal technology of Harappans /

Science and metal technology of Harappans /
DK Number:DK-216673
ISBN: 9788174791078
Title: Science and metal technology of Harappans /
Author: [edited by] Deo Prakash Sharma.
Imprint: New Delhi : Kaveri Books,
Physical Desc.: xiv, 293 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 29 cm.
Year: 2012
Price: USD 89.15
Nature Of Scope: Contributed articles.
Subject Strings: Science--India--History.
  Indus civilization.
  More books on topic: Ancient Indian History
  More books on topic: Archaeology & Ancient Studies
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Harappan civilization, though not the oldest, is the first known civilization in the Indian subcontinent. Already around 2,700 Harappan and Harappan-related sites have been reported in north-west South Asia – over an areal sprawl of two million square kilometers. Ganweriwala, the largest of Harappan sites in South Asia, covers an area of 250 hectares. Ever since its discovery, more specially during the last few decades, enormous research has gone into the Harappan/Indus Valley tradition of Pakistan and Western India filling in many gaps in our understanding of regional geography, settlement patterns, subsistence, specific technological developments and the chronology of these changes. In 21 recent, well-researched papers, this volume is yet another effort to present an overview of the science, metal technologies and their role in this once-great civilization.

Bringing together eminent scholars engaged in the systematic excavations, scientific studies, and research analysis in the field of Harappan archaeology and allied sciences, this volume shows how, ever since its discovery, archaeologists and archaeo-metallurgists have come upon a good range of metals, including notably copper, gold, silver, lead, tin, iron, bronze and zinc, from various Harappan sites, and how far they could make use of these metals. Supported by extensive scientific and archaeological data, the papers here present the entire tool repertoire of the Harappans, their arts and crafts, as well as their sophisticated, fairly advanced production technology – unambiguously articulated in the animal figures or the figure of a dancing girl and the kind of technological skills the production of these figures involved. Supplementing these papers are over sixty colour plates.

Dr Deo Prakash Sharma is Director, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi.


Title Contents
Chapter No.Chapter TitleChapter AuthorPage No.
Seventy Years of Harappan Archaeological ResearchJ.M. Kenoyer & R.H. Meadow1
Archaeo-Metallurgy in IndiaA.K. Biwas19
Metal Technologies of HarappanJonathan M. Kenoyer and Heather M.L. Miller25
Evidence of Surgery and Trepanation at Burzahom or Harappan Associated SiteAnek R. Sankhyan and George J. Weber66
Tin in Harappan BronzeDilip K. Chakrabarti71
Copper Bronz Alloy of HarappanNayan Jot Lahiri87
Archaeo-metallurgical Tradition of the HarappanD.P. Agrawal & Rajan Seshadri127
Copper Archaeo-metallurgy in LiteratureD.K. Chakrabarti132
Harappan Trade in Metals and MineralsShashi Asthana151
Peaceful Harappans: Absence of Warfare in the Indus CivilizationEdward Cork168
Harappan Continuity of High Tin Copper in South AsiaSarada Srinivasan179
Harappan Hydraulic EngineeringR.S. Bisht194
Glazed Materials from Mehrgarh and NausharoBlanche Barthelemy De Saizieu and Anne Bouquilon212
Wheeled Vehicles of the Harappan CivilizationJonathan Mark Kenoyer220
Copper Lead Alloy in Shahi Tump South Indo-Iranian Border Land (4000-3000 B.C)M. Sharma243
Course of Lost Saraswati RiverD.P. Sharma and A.K. Chaudhary247
New Harappan Excavations in Lost Saraswati RegionD.P. Sharma251
Bronze Age Civilizations of Asia during 3300-1900 B.C.D.P. Sharma264
Harappans Weights and MeasuresM.V.N. Krishna Rao272
Meluhha : The Land of Copper TraderM.K. Dhavelikar277
Copper Metallurgy of Harappans Civilization at DholaviraDavid Bourgarit, Nizamuddin Taher, Benoit Mille & Jean-Pierre Mohen283

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