Harappa

Moving Mountains: The Trade and Transport of Rocks and Minerals with the Greater Indus Valley Region

Harappa’s rock and mineral assemblage from the perspective of the greater Indus Valley’s complex geology, the distance one would have to travel to acquire certain materials and a discussion of the differing motivations behind the acquisition and transport of rock and minerals in the greater Indus Valley region.

A Technique for Determing the Provenance of Harappan Banded Limestone "Ringstones" Using ICP-AES

The author's propose a method to analyze some of the largest artifacts recovered at Indus Civilization (ca. 2600 to 1700 BC) cities in Pakistan and northwestern India, the limestone “ringstones.” This later led to the determination that Harappa's ringstones came from near Dholavira.

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