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The Soviet Decipherment of the Indus Valley Script

Author : Arlene R. Zide
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The Indus Script A Positional Statistical Approach

Author : Michael Korvink
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Since the discovery of the Indus Civilization, the meaning of the enigmatic Indus script remains hidden in its four hundred characters. While many would-be-decipherers have attempted to unravel its meaning with the aid of a presumed underlying language, none of these attempts has proven successful. In response, the approach taken in this work does not preclude an underlying language, but offers an alternate approach where the positional patterns of the Indus signs are investigated in an attempt to segment the character strings. Michael Korvink is a former instructor of International Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and now works in the private sector.

Ancient Pakistan An Archaeological History

Author : Mukhtar Ahmed
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This is the fourth volume of the Ancient Pakistan - An Archaeological History. It deals with a number of issues of the Indus Civilization, which are primarily of theoretical importance. The main topics that have been discussed are the social and political organization of the Harappan society, the Harappan religion, the Indus script and language, the beginning and the end of this vast civilization, and the recent attempts in creating some myths around the Indus Civilization. Since this volume is primarily dedicated to the theoretical and the abstract, descriptive material is kept to a minimum.

The Language of the Harappans

Author : Malati J. Shendge
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Since The Formulation Of Indo-European Theory In The 19Th C., Sanskrit Has Been Considered The Language Brought Over By The Aryas. This Raised The Question After The Discovery Of The Harappan Culture: What Was The Language Of The Harappans? This Book Tries To Answer This Question. Since The 19Th C. Sanskrit Has Been Considered The Language Of The Aryas. This Book Questions This Formulation And After Critically Reviewing The Evidence Of The Indo-Europeanists Offers An Alternative, Viz. That Akkadian, As The Language Of The Asuras, The Original Inhabitants Of The Land, Is The Parent Of Vedic And Classical Sanskrit.

The Ancient Indus Valley

Author : Jane McIntosh
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This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. * A chronological overview that establishes the important phases of the Indus civilization and places Indus society in the historical context of the development of South Asia * Illustrations showing speculative reconstructions of the Indus civilization's magnificent cities and photographs of artifacts from exquisite jewelry to beautiful carved seals

The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan

Author : Bridget Allchin
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Many spectacular discoveries of archeaological significance have been made in the Indian subcontinent since the first appearance of Raymond and Bridget Allchin's book The Birth of Indian Civilization, for long the most authoritative and widely read text on its subject. Advances in related fields, particularly in geomorphology, palaeobotany and palaeoclimatology, have also radically altered our picture of the emergence of Indian civilisation. In The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan the authors have completely revised and rewritten their earlier work to present an integrated and dynamic account of human culture in South Asia. Drawing primarily upon the archaeological record, and supported by ethnographic, linguistic and historical evidence, the authors trace the origins and development of culture in India and Pakistan from its earliest roots in Palaeolithic times, through the rise and disintegration of the great Indus Civilization to the emergence of regional cultures, and the arrival and spread of Indo-Aryan speaking peoples. They conclude with the early Buddhist period and the appearance of city states right across Pakistan and North India, establishing the pattern of subcontinental unity and regional diversity that was to characterize the country henceforward. The authors have made every attempt to incorporate the results of the most recent research and their book is illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and line diagrams. Offering an original and stimulating perspective on the archaeology of the subcontinent, The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan will be invaluable to students of South Asian culture and early history. It will also appeal to anyone interested in historical geography, world prehistory and archaeology in general.

An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology

Author : Amalananda Ghosh
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"An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology" is a significant reference work on archaeology in India. It is an authoritative work of permanent value in which the knowledge and expertise of Indian archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India, universities and other institutes have been pooled together under the editorship of the late A. Ghosh, former Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India. The "Encyclopaedia" has been planned in an ambitious manner; it is not merely an alphabetical listing of entries with sketchy information on topics. Volume 1, which deals with certain broad subjects relating to Indian Archaeology, is divided into twenty chapters, alphabetically arranged. Each chapter is further divided into sections and subsections containing independent and self-contained essays. For example, in the chapter on "Cultures," detailed information can be found on various cultures in India; the chapter on "Basis of dating" contains articles on archaeological dating, archaeomagnetic dating, 14C radio-carbon dating, numismatic dating, palaeographic and epigraphic dating, thermoluminescent dating, etc. For those interested in getting further information on the subjects and in looking into the original sources and references, each entry also carries an exhaustive bibliography. Volume II is the Gazetteer. It contains basic data and information on all the explored and excavated sites in India along with reference to published reports and/or notices on each.

Walking with the Unicorn Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia

Author : Dennys Frenez
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This volume, a compilation of original papers written to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Jonathan Mark Kenoyer to the archaeology of South Asia over the past forty years, highlights recent developments in the archaeological research of ancient South Asia, with specific reference to the Indus Civilization.

New Trends in Databases and Information Systems

Author : András Benczúr
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed short papers, workshops and doctoral consortium papers of the 22th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, ADBIS 2018, held in Budapest, Hungary, in September 2018. The 20 full and the 4 short workshop papers as well as the 3 doctoral consortium papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions to the workshops and 6 submissions to the doctoral consortium. Furthermore, there are 10 short papers included, which were accepted for the main conference. The papers are organized according to the 6 workshops and the doctoral consortium: ADBIS 2018 short papers; First Workshop on Advances on Big Data Management, Analytics, Data Privacy and Security, BigDataMAPS 2018; First International Workshop on New Frontiers on Meta-data Management and Usage, M2U 2018; First Citizen Science Applications and Citizen Databases Workshop, CSADB 2018; First International Workshop on Articial Intelligence for Question Answering, AI*QA 2018; First International Workshop on BIG Data Storage, Processing and Mining for Personalized MEDicine, BIGPMED 2018; First Workshop on Current Trends in Contemporary Information Systems and Their Architectures, ISTREND 2018; Doctoral Consortium.

Indus Civilization

Author : Toshiki Osada
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This Volume Is The First Publication Of The Indus Project, At The Research Institute For Humanity And Nature(Rihn)In Kyoto, Japan. The Work Consists Of Three Papers And A Comprehensive Bibliography. In The First Paper Kharakwal Presents An Over View Of Indus Civilization With The Most Recent Data In A Compact Way. Witzel`S Paper, Which Is The Longest, Deals With The Ancient Connection With The South Asia Andn Central Asia Illustrated By The Analysis Of Vedic Texts. In The Last Paper Sato Suggests A Key Role For Rice In The Ancient Indus Area. The Bibliography On Indus Civilization Compiled By Osada Covers Latest Material On The Indus Script, Seals, Raw Materials And Network With Mesopotamia.