Massimo Vidale and Mark Kenoyer respond.
An important paper that shows how strontium isotope analysis can help reveal the interactions between and migrations of people in ancient times.
Prof. J. M. Kenoyer, who has recently investigated the Granary at Harappa, is the best person to answer these questions.
Answered by Massimo Vidale, Mayank Vahia, Gwen Robbins Schug, Nisha Yadav, Paolo Biagi and Rita P. Wright
A complex meta-analysis of data in a corner of northwestern India for what it can tell us about settlement patterns during the ancient Indus period and just after, when a host of factors, including possibly climate change, seem to have contributed to a re-allocation of populations between types of settlements.
Gwen Robbins Schug, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer and Rita P. Wright answer.
Gwen Robbins Schug, Paolo Biagi, Rita P. Wright and Nisha Yadav answer.
Rita P. Wright and Massimo Vidale answer.
An insufficient number of archaeological surveys has been carried out to date on Harappan Civilization cemeteries. One case in point is the necropolis at Rakhigarhi site (Haryana, India), one of the largest cities of the Harappan Civilization, where most burials within the cemetery remained uninvestigated.
How much of the area that we now see as desert was actually forested in those times?