A well-illustrated children's primer on the ancient Indus, published in 2004; Follow in the footsteps of the archaeologists who unearthed the secrets of the Indus Valley. Note, 2016 reprint has a photo of a MESOPOTAMIAN Ziggurat on the front cover. This is Heinemann, the publisher's mistake, not either of the authors who were not consulted and do not receive royalties. The rest of the book is unaltered.
Contents include: The Lost Cities of the Indus Civilization; Constructing Great Cities (The cities of the rivers, Monumental Mohenjo-daro, An Indus Valley home, Excavating Harappa, Dholavira); Clues to Daily Living (Jobs, Figuring out figurines, Food and cooking); The Mystery of the Indus Script; Traveling Far and Wide; Craft Technology and the Art of Fire; The Rulers and People; The End of the Indus Civilization; Archaeology Today; Timelines.
Age Range: 9 - 11 years
Grade Level: 4 and up
Series: Excavating the Past
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Heinemann (July 1, 2004)