Kenoyer, Jonathan M.. Urban process in the Indus tradition: a preliminary model from Harappa

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Title: Urban process in the Indus tradition: a preliminary model from Harappa

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 Prehistory Press. 1991. 29- 60 p. ill., maps

By line: Jonathan Mark Kenoyer

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

Culture: Early Indus (AQ43)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); Public structures (344); Architecture (341); Cities (633); Social relationships and groups (571); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: The author discusses excavation finds at Harappa that provide clues to settlement use. Large mud-brick revetment walls, built at the end of Period 1, indicate early city planning. Such construction would have required a degree of sociopolitical organization capable of producing the materials and directing the labor involved. Architecturally, there is evidence for continuity of use in some areas of the site from period to period. Five periods of occupation are reflected in the deposits; only Period 1 and 2 deposits, and the lowest levels of the Vats and Wheeler excavations, pertain to the Early Indus.

Document Number: 19

Document ID: aq43-019

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-60)

Field Date: 1986-1990

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2015

Coverage Date: 5338-3500 BP

Coverage Place: Harappa, Punjab, Pakistan

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

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