Author: A K Sharma
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740841
The book gives vivid description about the Harappans, who laid the foundations of the Indian culture and who departed leaving a rich legacy behind them, which forms the backbone of Indian culture today.
The book describes as to how their resting abode, after death was discovered how they were disturbed from their external sleep, by the archaeologists, and how their burials were scientifically excavated and studied.
The evidences from Kalibangan Cemetery when analysed and studied in the light of the vast literature available in the ancient texts, particularly the vaidic clearly demonstrate the affinity of Harappans with Vaidic Aryans.
Detailed description of burials will be of immense help to the students and scholars. The recent DNA studies bring out the homogeneity of human race, destroying all the myths about various racial elements tried to be discovered by earlier excavators and scientists.
The book is an attempt to approach the modes of disposal of the dead, study of human skeletal remains from all scientific angles, with an open mind.
LIST OF PLATES
LIST OF FIGURES
2. Locating the Graves
3. Demographic Survey of the Harappan Cemetery
4. The Burials
A. Extended inhumation
B. Pot Burials
C. Rectangular or Oblong burial devoid of any skeletal material
5. Osteo-Archaeological Approach