Gregory Louis Possehl (July 21, – October 8, ) was a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and curator of the Asian Collections at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. He has been involved in excavations of the Indus Valley Civilization in India. Gregory Possehl’s The Indus Civilization: A. Contemporary Perspective. Drawing on a life-. time of research on the Harappan (Indus). culture of. art, language, and culture of the Indus Valley civilization, written by the leading The dean of North American Indus scholars, Gregory Possehl, attempts here.

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The record in possehhl Indus. In his book Ancient Cities of the Indus he writes idus “the first point to be emphasized is that the problem seems not to be best stated as the “end” of a civilization, at least in the sense of a tradition, since there are abundant signs of cultural continuity in SindhGujaratthe Punjab and adjacent areas of the North India.

Malin rated it really liked it Mar 02, Joshi, Jagat Pati, A proposed chronology for the Pre-Urban and Urban Harappan phases.

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Casper Luckerhof rated it really liked it Nov 24, Fifty years of Harappan archaeology: FicusFan added it Nov gregoy, That said, the book was a great introductory overview for me, and I hope that future work can do more to unravel the lives of the ancient Indus people.

Wisconsin Archaeological Reports, 3. Other editions – View all The Indus Civilization: But it’s clear that the whole ‘state’ was held together by volunteer citizens who all seemed to subscribe to one ideology.

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Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. November 11, Imprint: Current Research in Egyptology The dean of North American Indus scholars, Gregory Possehl, attempts here to marshal the state of knowledge about this fascinating culture in a readable synthesis.

The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective by Gregory L. Possehl

Origins of the Sphinx. The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt. The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and equally complex as the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China. The Material World of Ancient Egypt. The huge round structure atop Mohenjo Daro was not a citadel, but an civilizagion bathhouse! Kenoyer, Jonathan Mark ed.


Sabloff, University of Pennsylvania Museum This volume offers the best description and analysis of the nature of [Indus] civilization.

Sheds light on a few myths, like the long-debated “Aryan Invasion Theory”. Pande and Petteri Koskikallio eds.

Retrieved from ” https: Account Options Sign in. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterranean. The University Posshl, University of Pennsylvania. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World. Civilizaion script is still undeciphered, so we know nothing about what the ancient Indus peoples wrote about themselves and their world.

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The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective

The Architecture of the Indus Age 6. Professor Possehl’s engagingly written and well-illustrated book sheds useful new light on the Indus Age and makes recent scholarly advances gregofy accessible to a broad range of readers, especially students of the ancient world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.