A fascinating article that shows how old excavation records together with recent computer modeling techniques can be used to show how a constructed space changed over time, and how that evidence can speak to larger issues in a society.

What are the difficulties which makes it impossible to decipher the Harappan language? Aren't there any similarities with other languages?

Scholars answer another question from site visitors.

Dennys Frenez
Not yet, mainly because boats were made mainly of perishable materials and that coastlines and riverbeds are subject to heavy siltation and modifications. This situation is not typical of the Indus region.

An exceptionally interesting paper that traces the path of ivory carving from the ancient Indus civilization up north to Gonur Depe in southern Turkmenistan, north of Afghanistan.

Another answer to a question from you by our panel of leading Indus archaeologists.

It may be hard to imagine that the best places to see artefacts of the ancient town of Chanhiyun Jo Daro [Chanhu Daro] are along the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Another answer to a question from you by our panel of leading Indus archaeologists.

Another answer to a question from you by our panel of leading Indus archaeologists.

This is pure speculation, but in looking at this long seal from Mohenjo-daro [M-1271], and seal signs from Mesopotamia which we know the meaning of, it could just be that some of the Indus signs are also names of places or of particular cities.

Answer to question 52. from our panel of leading ancient Indus archaeologists.

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