Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script

@article{Robinson2015AncientCC,
  title={Ancient civilization: Cracking the Indus script},
  author={Andrew Robinson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={526},
  pages={499-501}
}
  • A. Robinson
  • Published 22 October 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
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