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Intensified summer monsoon and the urbanization of Indus Civilization in northwest India
These findings provide evidence that climate change was associated with both the expansion and contraction of Indus urbanism along the desert margin in northwest India.
Journey to the east: Diverse routes and variable flowering times for wheat and barley en route to prehistoric China
Investigating when barley cultivation dispersed from southwest Asia to regions of eastern Asia and how the eastern spring barley evolved in this context indicates that the eastern dispersals of wheat and barley were distinct in both space and time.
Adaptation to Variable Environments, Resilience to Climate Change: Investigating Land, Water and Settlement in Indus Northwest India
This paper explores the nature and dynamics of adaptation and resilience in the face of a diverse and varied environmental and ecological context using the case study of South Asia’s Indus…
Approaching rice domestication in South Asia: New evidence from Indus settlements in northern India
Exploring Indus crop processing: combining phytolith and macrobotanical analyses to consider the organisation of agriculture in northwest India c. 3200–1500 bc
- J. Bates, R. Singh, C. Petrie
- Environmental Science, GeographyVegetation History and Archaeobotany
- 21 May 2016
The study shows that the agricultural strategies of these frequently overlooked smaller sites question the simplistic models that have traditionally been assumed for the time period, and that both multi-proxy analysis and rural settlements are deserving of further exploration.
Lipid residues in pottery from the Indus Civilisation in northwest India
Mapping Archaeology While Mapping an Empire: Using Historical Maps to Reconstruct Ancient Settlement Landscapes in Modern India and Pakistan
A range of data sources are now used to support the process of archaeological prospection, including remote sensed imagery, spy satellite photographs and aerial photographs. This paper advocates the…
Cereals, calories and change: exploring approaches to quantification in Indus archaeobotany
- J. Bates, C. Petrie, R. Singh
- Political ScienceArchaeological and Anthropological Sciences
- 1 October 2018
Several major cereal groups have been identified as staples used by the pre-urban, urban and post-urban phase populations of the Indus Civilisation (3200–1500 BCE): wheat, barley, a range of small…
Re-Discovering Ancient Landscapes: Archaeological Survey of Mound Features from Historical Maps in Northwest India and Implications for Investigating the Large-Scale Distribution of Cultural Heritage…
Incomplete datasets curtail the ability of archaeologists to investigate ancient landscapes, and there are archaeological sites whose locations remain unknown in many parts of the world. To address…