Killing the Priest-King: Addressing Egalitarianism in the Indus Civilization

  title={Killing the Priest-King: Addressing Egalitarianism in the Indus Civilization},
  author={Adam S. Green},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • A. Green
  • Published 16 September 2020
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  • Journal of Archaeological Research
The cities of the Indus civilization were expansive and planned with large-scale architecture and sophisticated Bronze Age technologies. Despite these hallmarks of social complexity, the Indus lacks clear evidence for elaborate tombs, individual-aggrandizing monuments, large temples, and palaces. Its first excavators suggested that the Indus civilization was far more egalitarian than other early complex societies, and after nearly a century of investigation, clear evidence for a ruling class of… 
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