Table of contents for The ancient Indus : urbanism, economy, and society / Rita P. Wright.

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Contents
Chapter 1 A Long Forgotten Civilization
A History of Discovery
Perspectives on Civilizations
The Indus Civilization: Antecedents and Successors
Urbanism, Economy and Society
Rethinking Perspectives on the Indus civilization
Chapter 2 Geographical and Environmental Settings
Assessing the Impact of Differences between Past and Present
Today's Geography and Climate
Geographical Setting
Climate
Changes in Geographical Settings and Environmental Conditions
Landscape Change and River Regimes - The Upper and Lower Indus
The Ghaggar-Hakra Rivers
The Ganges-Yamuna
Unraveling the Effects of Climate Change
New Solutions and Perspectives on Climate Change
Conclusions
Chapter 3 From Foraging to Farming and Pastoralism
From Hunting and Gathering to Farming
The Choice of a Site - Mehrgarh
A First Village - 7,000 - 4,000 B.C.
Subsistence, Architecture, Burials, Material Culture and Technology, Resourcesand External Contacts.
Summary - Period I/II
A Village at the Cross-Roads (4000-3200 B.C.)
Subsistence, Architecture, Burials, Material Culture and Technology, Resources and External Contacts.
Summary - Period III
A Mosaic of Villages and Towns 3200- 2500 B.C.
Subsistence, Architecture, Burials, Material Culture and Technology, Resources and External Contacts.
Summary - Period IV/VII
Settling Down. The Domestication of Plants and Animals, the Development of a Village Farming Community into a Sizable Town, and Expanded Interaction.
Chapter 4 An Expanded World of Peer Polities
Expansion and Transformation
An Age of Peer Polities
Harappa Excavations - pre-urban phases
Ravi Phase
Early Harappan/Kot Diji Phase
Regional Surveys in the Upper Indus near Harappa
The Ghaggar-Hakra plains - Cholistan Survey
Hakra Phase
Early Harappan/Kot Diji Phase
Ghaggar-Hakra settlements in northwest India
Expansion of Settlements in the Upper Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra plains
The Lower Indus Valley
Hakra and Kot Diji phases
Amri Phase
Expansion of Settlements in the Lower Indus
Beyond the Indus and Ghaggar-Hakra Plains - Baluchistan
Pre-urban Ecological and Settlement Diversity
Chapter 5 Urbanism and States: Cities, Regions and Edge Zones
Indus Cities and State - The First Urban Climax
Cities and the Greater Indus Valley and Ghaggar-Hakra
City Plans and Physical Layouts
Non-residential Structures
Public Works
Walls and Separated Sectors (neighborhoods)
City Plans and Physical Layouts. Non-residential structures, public works, walls and
neighborhoods.
City and Countryside
Ganweriwala, Rakhigarhi and the Ghaggar-Hakra Plain - the alluvial plain
The Upper and Lower Indus Near Harappa and Mohenjo-daro
The Upper Indus near Harappa - the alluvial plain
The Lower Indus - the alluvial plain
Interpreting the Evidence for Indus Cities and their Countrysides
Urbanism at its Margins
Gateway Towns and Edge Zones
Uniformity and Diversity - Cities, Regions and Edge Zones
Chapter 6 Agrarian and Craft Producing Economies - Intensification and Specialization
Craft Production
Craft Production and Intensification.
Craft Production and Specialization
Technical Skill and Specialization - Ceramics, Stoneware Bangles and Seals
Ceramic Production - Resource Availability, Technical Skill and Specialization 
Stoneware Bangles - Resource Availability, Technical Skill and Specialization.
Seals - Resource Availability, Technical Skill and Specialization
Intensification and Specialization of Craft Production
Agrarian Production
Agriculture and Intensification
Specialization of Cropping Patterns and Regional Diversity
Pastoralism and Intensification
Pastoralism - Specialization and Regional Diversity
Continued Use of Wild Plants and Animals - Foraging and Fishing 
Intensification and Specialization of Farming, Pastoralism, Foraging and Fishing.
Intensification and Specialization of the Agrarian and Craft Producing Economy
Chapter 7 Agrarian and Craft Producing Economies - Diversification, Organization of Production, and Exchange 
Diversification and the Organization of Production and Exchange
Diversified Crafts and the Organization of Craft Production
Diversification and Organization of Seal Production
Diversification and Organization of Ceramic Production
Diversification and Organization of Stoneware Workshop
The Diversification and Organization of Production - Seals, Ceramics and Stoneware Bangles
Diversification of Raw Materials and Finished Products - the Organization of Inter-regional Exchange.
Chert
Lapis Lazuli
Carnelian, chalcedony, agate, and jasper
Limestone
Precious Metals - Copper, gold, lead, silver and tin
Shell
Steatite
Diversification of Crafts -Organization and Distribution
Diversification, Land Labor and the Organization of Agrarian Production
Diversification of Farming - Multi-cropping, Plough Agriculture, Crop Processing and Aboriculture
Diversification of Pastoralism - Specialized breeds, Food and Fiber, Animal Provisioning, Mobility and the Organization of Production
Diversification and Inter-regional exchange of Plant and Animal Products
Agrarian and Craft Producing Economies - Intensification, Specialization,
Diversification and the Organization of Production and Distribution
Chapter 8 The Lure of Distant Lands
The Lure of Distant Lands - Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha
Mapping the Third Millennium B.C.
Indus Mesopotamian Contact - By Sea and Overland - Texts and Archaeology
Indus Contact beyond Mesopotamia - By Sea and Overland
Indus Contact along Maritime Routes
Indus Contact along Overland Routes
The Indus and An Interconnected Third Millennium World
Chapter 9 Landscapes of Order and Difference - The Cultural Construction of Space, Place and Material Access
Landscapes as Community Identity
Landscapes as Social Order
Space and Amenities
Interior Spaces and Access to Resources
Statuary at Mohenjo-daro
Statuary at Other Sites
Caches, so-called 'Hoards'
Landscape and Memory
The R37 Cemetery at Harappa
The Cemetery at Kalibangan
Human Remains at Mohenjo-daro
Death and Memory in the Indus
Community Identity, Social Order and Memory
Chapter 10 Models for Indus Religious Ideologies
Comparative Studies of Civilizations
Identifying Ceremonial Places
Imagery and Performance-Masks, Figurines, and Narrative Seals
Terracotta Masks
Terracotta Figurines
Narrative Imagery and Indus Seals
Narrative Seals - Their Function and Meaning
Narrative Seals - Their Formal Properties
Indus Image and Myth in the Context of the Greater Near East
Shared Imagery and Common Themes
Rethinking Indus Religion and World Views - Shared Vocabularies, Parallelism and Interdependency
An Indus Pantheon, Elements of Order, and Conceptions of Power and Hierarchy.
Chapter 11 The Final Days of urbanism and the Indus Civilization: Decline, transition and transformation.
The 'Collapse' of Civilizations
Shifting Regional Histories, Transformations, and Decline
Causes of a General Nature
Environmental Changes
Changes in River Courses
Massacres and Aryan Invasions
Disruptions and Changes in External Trade Relations
Causes of a Local Nature
Upper Indus (Cemetery H/Late Harappan)
Lower Indus (Jhukar)
The Ghaggar-Hakra - Cholistan and Northwestern India
Late Harappan - Kutch, Gujarat and Sorath Harappan

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Indus civilization.