Priest-Kings or Puritans? Childe and Willing Subordination in the Indus

  title={Priest-Kings or Puritans? Childe and Willing Subordination in the Indus},
  author={Robin A.E. Coningham and Mark Manuel},
  journal={European Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={167 - 180}
One of the Indus Civilization's most striking features is its cultural uniformity evidenced by a common script, artefact forms and motifs, weights and measures, and the presence of proscribed urban plans. Early excavators and commentators utilized ideas of diffusion, and concepts of kingship and slavery remained prevalent within interpretations of the Indus. Whilst Childe questioned ideas of diffusion and hereditary rule he still identified a system of economic exploitation in which the vast… Expand
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