Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Archaeology
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WRIGHT, RITA P.
The Ancient Indus: Urbanism, Economy, and Society
(New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010) 9780521576529. . A volume in the 'Case Studies in Early Societies' series. 227 x 152 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xix + (i) + 396, incl. index; illustrations in text. Fine condition. "The Ancient Indus civilization was erased from human memory until 1924, when it was rediscovered and announced in the Illustrated London News. Our understanding of the Indus has been partially advanced by textual sources from Mesopotamia that contain references to Meluhha, a land identified by cuneiform specialists as the Indus, with which the ancient Mesopotamians traded and engaged in other forms of interaction. In this volume, Rita P. Wright uses both Mesopotamian texts and, principally the results of archaeological excavations and surveys to draw a rich account of the Indus civilization's well-planned cities, its sophisticated alterations to the landscape, and the complexities of its agropastoral and craft-producing economy. She focuses principally on the social networks established between city and rural communities; farmers, pastoralists, and craft producers; and Indus merchants and traders and the symbolic imagery that the civilization shared with contemporary cultures in Iran, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, and the Persian Gulf region. Broadly comparative, her study emphasizes the interconnected nature of early societies.".
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N° du livre: 10863
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18.5]
Catalogue: Archaeology
Mots-clés: . India. Mohenjo Daro. .

 
WRIGHT, W. B.
Tools and the Man
(London: G. Bell & Sons, 1939). . 8vo; original blue cloth; spine gilt; no dustwrapper; pp. xvi + 236, incl. index; plates; text figures. Spine very slightly sunned; bookplate of Francis Hemming on front pastedown; regular light browning throughout. Very good condition. "In the present volume an attempt is made to convey accurately and concisely some idea of what is known concerning man's development in the Stone Age, and the conditions under which it took place. For a proper appreciation of the picture, some knowledge of glacial geology and paleontology is necessary. The bare essentials of these are sketched in two short chapters, calculated to give the minimum information necessary to the understanding of what follows. … The leading idea of the book is the application and illustration of Breuil's classification based on the Somme. A fairly exhaustive examination of the latter in its relations to glacial correlation has convinced the writer that it is correct in its main points, and may be applied to the elucidation of other problems.".
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N° du livre: 589
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | CHF 9.5]
Catalogue: Archaeology
Mots-clés: . Fossils. Tool Use. . . Early . Material Culture

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