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From Rojdi to Harappa and Beyond: Regional Variation in the Indus Civilization

Author(s): Rita Wright

Year: 2017

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Steve Weber's pioneering research on botanical remains and environment has provided foundational studies for subsistence and settlement in the Indus civilization. Results of his field research at Harappa in the Punjab, Rojdi in Gujarat, and Farmana in Haryana focused in three key areas where major Indus centers were established. Differences in archaeobotanical remains provided a firm basis from plant remains and long-term agricultural packages in the three regions. These ranged from multi-cropping strategies that included overlapping plant usage to differences in selection of dominant crops Although Weber emphasized their environmental differences as selective factors, his emphasis on choice as a major determinant allowed for comparisons between the early remains of the Indus civilization and recent trends in the three regions.


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From Rojdi to Harappa and Beyond: Regional Variation in the Indus Civilization. Rita Wright. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429162)


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min long: 59.678; min lat: 4.916 ; max long: 92.197; max lat: 37.3 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14375

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America