Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Articles

231 peer-reviewed articles from leading journals about the latest discoveries by ancient Indus archaeologists and scholars.

Stone Beads and Pendant Making Techniques

Mullah Ashur grinding beads

The large number and great vari­ety of stone beads on the Bead TImeline make their origins and manufacture of special interest. Two factors define the process: the characteristics of the raw material being used; and the effort that a beadmaker wishes to expend.

Uncovering the Keys to the Lost Indus Cities

In an ongoing attempt to understand how the now vanished people of the Indus culture ordered their society and to determine the sources of political, economic, military and ideological (religious) power in this remarkably extensive and urbanized state, the authors draw clues from the miscellaneous material they dig up and from the layout and architecture of the cities and settlements that were excavated.