An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology 2 vols.

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Item Code: IAB79
Author: Edited By. A. Ghosh
Publisher: MUNSHIRAM MANOHARLAL PUBLISHERS PVT LTD
Language: English
Edition: 1989
ISBN: 8121500877 (for the set)
Pages: 920. (2 vols. Vol.1 Subject 440 p. Vol.2 Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites in India.)
Cover: Hardcover
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Contents:
Vol. I. Subjects:
Introduction.

  1. ANIMALS, DOMESTICATION OF
    1.1. General observations.
    1.2. Bovidae.
    1.3. Camelidae.
    1.4. Canidae.
    1.5. Elephantidae.
    1.6. Equidae.
    1.7. Felidae.
    1.8. Suidae.
  2. ARCHAEOBOTANY:
    2.1. Pollens.
    2.2. Cereals.
    2.3. Fibre plants.
    2.4. Fruits, nuts, etc.
    2.5. Legumes (pulses).
    2.6. Oilseeds.
    2.7. Weeds and forage plants.
    2.8. Miscellaneous.
    2.9. Wood remains.
  3. COINS, SEALS AND SEALINGS:
    3.1. Coins.
    3.2. Seals and sealings.
  4. CULTURES:
    4.1. General observations.
    4.2. Lower palaeolithic.
    4.3. Middle palaeolithic.
    4.4. Upper palaeolithic.
    4.5. Mesolithic.
    4.6. Neolithic.
    4.7. Copper/bronze age.
    4.8. Pre-Harappa.
    4.9. Harappa.
    4.10. Late Harappa.
    4.11. Copper hoard.
    4.12. Ochre-Coloured Ware (OCW).
    4.13. Black-and-red ware-Upper Ganga Valley.
    4.14. Chalcolithic.
    4.15. Painted Grey Ware (PGW).
    4.16. Iron age.
    4.17. Megalithic.
    4.18. Early historical.
    4.19. Late historical.
  5. DATING BASIS OF:
    5.1. Archaeological.
    5.2. Archaeomagnetic.
    3. Carbon-14, 14C, Radiocarbon.
    5.4. Numismatic.
    5.5. Palaeographic and Epigraphic.
    5.6. Thermoluminescent.
  6. DOMESTIC AND MISCELLANEOUS OBJECTS:
    6.1. Awls.
    6.2. Axes and adzes (metallic).
    6.3. Bells.
    6.4. Bullae.
    6.5. Chisels.
    6.6. Fish-hooks.
    6.7. Games and Amusement.
    6.8. Hammers.
    6.9. Hoes.
    6.10. Knives.
    6.11. Lamps.
    6.12. Locks and keys.
    6.13. Masks.
    6.14. Nails.
    6.15. Needles.
    6.16. Net-sinkers.
    6.17. Ovens.
    6.18. Ploughshares.
    6.19. Querns, mullers, pestles, mortars.
    6.20. Razors.
    6.21. Saws.
    6.22. Sickles.
    6.23. Sling-balls.
    6.24. Spades.
    6.25. Spindle-whorls.
    6.26. Technical.
    6.27. Terracotta cakes.
    6.28. Vessels, special.
    6.29. Weights and measures.
  7. ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHAELOGY:
    7.1. Geochronology.
    7.2. Neutron activation analysis.
    7.3. Palaeoclimate.
    7.4. Palynology.
  8. FOREIGN OBJECTS:
    8.1. Terracotta objects.
    8.2. Glass objects.
    8.3. Metal objects.
    8.4. Seals, sealings and intaglios.
    8.5. Coins.
  9. GEOPHYSICAL CO-ORDINATES:
    9.1. Black cotton soil.
    9.2. Deserts.
    9.3. Earthquakes.
    9.4. Floods.
    9.5. Fossil sand-dunes.
    9.6. Laterites.
    9.7. Miliolites.
    9.8. Quaternary age.
    9.9. River terraces.
    9.10. River valleys and changes in river courses.
    9.11. Sea level.
  10. ORNAMENTS, GEMS, ETC:
    10.1. Beads.
    10.2. Gems, inlays and intaglios.
    10.3. Other ornaments.
  11. POTTERY:
    11.1. Neolithic.
    11.2. Pre-Harappa.
    11.3. Harappa.
    11.4. Late Harappa.
    11.5. Ochre-Coloured Ware (OCW).
    11.6. Black-and-red ware (Non-megalithic).
    11.7. Kayatha ware.
    11.8. Prabhas ware.
    11.9. Lustrous red ware.
    11.10. Malwa ware.
    11.11. Jorwe ware.
    11.12. Savalda ware.
    11.13. Black-slipped ware.
    11.14. Painted Grey Ware (PGW).
    11.15. Megalithic.
    11.16. Northern Black Polished Ware (NBPW) and associated wares.
    11.17. Vesiculated wares.
    11.18. Megarian ware.
    11.19. Amphorae.
    11.20. Arretine ware.
    11.21. Rouletted ware.
    11.22. Russet-coated painted ware.
    11.23. Red polished ware.
    11.24. Rang Mahal ware.
    11.25. Celadon ware.
    11.26. Glazed ware.
  12. RITUAL AND CULT OBJECTS:
    12.1. Amulets.
    12.2. Censers.
    12.3. Cult objects.
    12.4. Disposal of the dead.
    12.5. Head-rests.
    12.6. Mother Goddess.
    12.7. Pillars (memorial) and Sati stones.
    12.8. Relics and relic caskets.
    12.9. Sarcophagi.
    12.10. Sex symbols.
    12.11. Votive tanks.
  13. ROCK ART:
    13.1. Distribution.
    13.2. Location.
    13.3. Superimposition.
    13.4. State of preservation.
    13.5. Colour and style.
    13.6. Relative chronology.
    13.7. Contents.
    13.8. Other forms.
    13.9. Motive behind rock art.
    13.10. Dating.
    13.11. Significance.
  14. SETTLEMENTS:
    14.1. Ecology and pattern.
    14.2. Amphitheatres.
    14.3. Ash mounds.
    14.4. Asura sites.
    14.5. Baths and privies.
    14.6. Building materials.
    14.7. Canals and channels.
    14.8. Docks and wharfs.
    14.9. Fortifications and moats.
    14.10. Ghats.
    14.11. Kitchen middens (shell mounds).
    14.12. Monastic establishments.
    14.13. Pit-dwellings.
    14.14. Water reservoirs.
    14.15. Wells and ring-wells.
  15. SKELETAL REMAINS:
    15.1. Animal.
    15.2. Human.
  16. TECHNOLOGY:
    16.1. Agriculture and irrigation.
    16.2. Furnishers.
    16.3. Coins.
    16.4. Crucibles.
    16.5. Dies.
    16.6. Faience.
    16.7. Furnaces.
    16.8. Glass.
    16.9. Metal.
    16.10. Moulds.
    16.11. Potters' dabbers.
    16.12. Pottery kilns.
    16.13. Spindle whorls.
    16.14. Steatite.
    16.15. Stone tools.
    16.16. Textiles.
    16.17. Transport.
    16.18. Whetstones.
  17. TERRACOTTA FIGURINES
    17.1. Animal.
    16.2. Human.
  18. TOILET OBJECTS:
    18.1. Antimony rods.
    18.2. Caskets.
    18.3. Combs.
    18.4. Flesh-rubbers.
    18.5. Mirrors.
  19. WEAPONS:
    19.1. Harappa.
    19.2. Copper hoards.
    19.3. Later periods.
  20. WRITING:
    20.1. Graffiti on pottery.
    20.2. Ink-pots.
    20.3. Materials.
    20.4. Scripts.
Index.
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