Peaceful Harappans? Reviewing the evidence for the absence of warfare in the Indus Civilisation of north-west India and Pakistan (c. 2500-1900 BC)

@article{Cork2005PeacefulHR,
  title={Peaceful Harappans? Reviewing the evidence for the absence of warfare in the Indus Civilisation of north-west India and Pakistan (c. 2500-1900 BC)},
  author={Edward Cork},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2005},
  volume={79},
  pages={411 - 423}
}
  • E. Cork
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • History
  • Antiquity
Life beside the ancient Indus may not have been so peaceful and egalitarian as has sometimes been thought. Arguing from weapons, the author shows that Harappans only appear to be militarily under-endowed in comparison with Mesopotamians because their assemblages are derived from settlement finds rather than grand tombs. 
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