Inter-Regional Interaction and Urbanism in the Ancient Indus Valley

We are delighted to present the full 830 pages of Dr. Randall Law's in-depth, on the ground research into many of the raw materials that fueled the ancient Indus civilization and the development of the city of Harappa in Punjab, Pakistan.

This book has been built upon and served as the basis for research by other scholars since its publication in 2011. Individual PDFs of the chapters in each section are now available. Each of the 12 essay pages includes the Introduction to each chapter, as well as the major images, image tables and sections of the PDF, which can also be downloaded from each page just as it appeared in the original work.

A milestone in ancient Indus archaeology, it is available entirely for free, and the main section pages are listed here.

This work, based on many years of study, includes an overview of the rock and mineral assemblage discovered at Harappa. the best-excavated of ancient Indus civilization sites. Then it goes into detailed analysis of grindingstone, chert [flint], steatite, agate, alabaster, limestone, copper and other acquisition networks. These extended far across the Indus region and well beyond, and by using all sort of material analytic techniques, Dr. Law was able to trace the origins of many of these minerals and raw materials, expanding our understanding of the Indus age and its complexity and connections with the broader world.

This book brought a trove of new information to bear that is slowly making its way into Indus archaeology while its materials analysis techniques are becoming more prevalent and important.