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The Harappan Tradition is web-based attempt at an evolutionary ethnological synthesis of the cultural phenomena known variously as the Indus Valley or Harappan Civilization.  What I mean by evolutionary is that as I read I will continually rewrite sections and re-synthesis the data. I want this to be a universal volume which will almost immediately reflect changes in our understanding of the Harappan Tradition.

 I will begin by dumping notes and short sections from old papers onto the Harappan Tradition categories below. At first I will make little attempt to organize the information, when the information reaches critical mass I will write a proper description.

Please comment as often as possible.  If I say something stupid please say so. If I miss a reference tell me. I need all the help I can get. See Updates.

The Harappan Tradition

An in-depth description, discussion and eventual synthesis of the Harappan Tradition.


As I come across useful materials, I will post them here. Materials posted to include: e-books, fonts, databases, images, maps, etc.

bulletGeography and Environment
bulletNotes on Chronology and Terminology
bulletOrigin and Peopling
bulletLanguage and Script
bulletIdeology and Religion
bulletSocial Structure
bulletBiology and Burials
bulletTechnology and Material Culture
bulletTrade and Economics
bulletWar and Foreign Relations
bulletDisappearance and Collapse
bulletHistory of Research

bulletBibliography of all Harappan Materials
bulletE-books and Articles

Communities & Forums

Archaeology is a science, and as in other sciences discussion with others is fundamental. These are a few forums which concern themselves with the Harappan Tradition.

In the coming year, I hope to start my own community populated only by serious students.

About Me

A description of me. Includes my vita, images from trips, notes, various odd bibliographies, papers written, etc.

bulletIndus Script Board - At Harappa.com.
bullet Indus Message Board - At Harappa.com.
bullet Mohenjodaro- A new small YahooGroups community.



9 August 2003- A new citation, thanks to Dr Henk Blezer, research fellow at the IIAS, University of Leiden.

Samuel, Geoffrey

2000 The Indus Civilization and Early Tibet. In New Horizons in Bon Studies, edited by Samten G. Karmay and Yasuhiko Nagano: 651-70. Bon Studies 2. Senri Ethnological Reports 15. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.


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