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H 245 x W 175 mm

153 pages

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Published Feb 2015

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784910464

Digital: 9781784910471

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The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Indus Writing

By Bryan K. Wells

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A detailed examination of the Indus script. It presents new analysis based on an expansive text corpus using revolutionary analytical techniques developed specifically for the purpose of deciphering the Indus script.



Preface ;
Introduction ;
Chapter 1: The Indus Valley Script ;
Chapter 2: The Indus Sign List ;
Chapter 3: Patterns of Sign Use and the Syntactic Structure of Indus Texts ;
Chapter 4: Tablets, Pots and the Volumetric System of Harappa ;
Chapter 5: Numerals in the Indus Script and their Uses ;
Chapter 6: Proto-Dravidian and the Indus Script ;
Appendix I: Automated Segmentation Of Indus Texts ;
Appendix II: Positional Analysis of Indus Signs ;
Appendix III: Classifying Undeciphered Writing Systems Literature Cited

About the Author

Bryan K. Wells is an archaeologist, epigrapher and geographer. He has excavated on the east and west coasts of North America and in Pakistan. Wells has studied ancient writing systems, including the Indus script, since 1990, and holds a PhD. in anthropology from Harvard University.