Kenoyer, Jonathan M.. Shell trade and shell working during the Neolithic and early Chalcolithic at Mehrgarh, Pakistan

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Title: Shell trade and shell working during the Neolithic and early Chalcolithic at Mehrgarh, Pakistan

Published in: Mehrgarh: field reports 1974-1985 from Neolithic times to the Indus civilization, edited by Catherine Jarringe … [et. al.]

Published By: Mehrgarh: field reports 1974-1985 from Neolithic times to the Indus civilization, edited by Catherine Jarringe … [et. al.] Golden Graphics Limited. [1995]. 566-581 p. ill.

By line: by Jonathan Mark Kenoyer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Early Indus (AQ43)

Subjects: Bone, horn, and shell technology (321); Jewelry manufacture (306); Ornament (301); External trade (439); Comparative evidence (171);

Abstract: The author analyzed shell artifacts from Mehrgarh, where the Period III manufacture of marine shell would have been an element in Mehrgarh’s involvement in interaction networks extending from the Indus plain to the highland plateaus of Iran and Afghanistan.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: aq43-002

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 575)

Field Date: Not applicable

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2014

Coverage Date: 10000-4600 BP

Coverage Place: Mehrgarh, Balochistan, Pakistan

LCSH: Neolithic period--Pakistan--Balochistan//Copper age--Pakistan--Balochistan//Excavations (Archaeology)--Pakistan--Balochistan//Mehrgarh Site (Pakistan)//Balochistan (Pakistan)--Antiquities

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