Amundson, Ronald (Ronald G.). Pedology and Late Quaternary environments surrounding Harappa: a review and synthesis

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Title: Pedology and Late Quaternary environments surrounding Harappa: a review and synthesis

Published in: Harappa excavations, 1986-1990: a multidisciplinary approach to third millenium urbanism, edited by Richard H. Meadow

Published By: Harappa excavations, 1986-1990: a multidisciplinary approach to third millenium urbanism, edited by Richard H. Meadow Madison, Wis.: Prehistory Press. 1991. 13-27 p. ill., maps

By line: Ronald Amundson and Elise Pendall

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File

Culture: Early Indus (AQ43)

Subjects: Soil (134); Topography and geology (133); Recording and collecting in the field (126); Climate (132); Flora (137);

Abstract: The authors took soil samples from within Harappa and its surrounding area to better understand the site’s environmental context. Some old beds of the Ravi River were discovered. Analyses of pedogenic carbonates provide only vague indications of the climate and flora of Harappa during its occupation.

Document Number: 18

Document ID: aq43-018

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 25-27)

Field Date: 1987-1988

Evaluation: Soil Scientists-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2015

Coverage Date: 18000-3000 BP

Coverage Place: Punjab province, Pakistan

LCSH: Excavations (Archaeology) -- Pakistan//Harappa Site (Pakistan)

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