Counter-intuitive influence of Himalayan river morphodynamics on Indus Civilisation urban settlements

  title={Counter-intuitive influence of Himalayan river morphodynamics on Indus Civilisation urban settlements},
  author={Ajit Singh and Kristina J. Thomsen and Rajiv Sinha and J-P Buylaert and Andrew Pearce Carter and D. Feigenson Mark and Philippa Jane Mason and Alexander Logan Densmore and Andrew S. Murray and Mayank Jain and Debajyoti Paul and Sanjeev Gupta},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Urbanism in the Bronze-age Indus Civilisation (~4.6–3.9 thousand years before the present, ka) has been linked to water resources provided by large Himalayan river systems, although the largest concentrations of urban-scale Indus settlements are located far from extant Himalayan rivers. Here we analyse the sedimentary architecture, chronology and provenance of a major palaeochannel associated with many of these settlements. We show that the palaeochannel is a former course of the Sutlej River… 

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