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Gregory Possehl. The second, revised edition of this magisterial work by a leading Indus scholar and synthesizer of the many theories about ancient Indus times. Gregory L. Possehl, Ph.D † Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Curator Emeritus, Asian Section, University of. Gregory L. Possehl’s 3 research works with citations and reads, including: The transformation of the Indus Civilization. Gregory L. Possehl has expertise.

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By averaging these dates for each of these period an estimate for their chronological “center point” can be obtained. American archaeologists University of Pennsylvania faculty births deaths Archaeologists of South Asia. In he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Archaeology Society in recognition of his life-long contribution to Indian archaeology, especially the study of the Harappan Civilization — B.

Did the Sarasvati ever flow to the sea? That ancient Indus society, researched at more than 2, archaeological sites along the Indus and Sarasvati Rivers, existed from to B.

A proposed chronology for the Pre-urban and Urban Harappa Phases. Possehl joined the South Asian regional studies department at Penn inpossehp to the anthropology department inand retired inthough he continued to teach.


Possehl, Gregory L., Ph.D

Joshi, Jagat Pati, A reassessment in light of recent archaeological work in Gujarat. The date of the Surkotada cemetery: The Early Harapopan phase.

The chronology of prehistoric India: Other editions – View all The Indus Civilization: The model of punctuated equilibrium presented here is challenging the general principles of uniformitarianism, paralleled in many disciplines, especially geology, biological evolution and linguistics. Guide to excavated sites through Retrieved from ” https: As a sourcebook for scholars, a textbook for archaeology students, and an informative volume for the lay reader, The Indus Civilization will be an exciting and informative read.

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Gregory L. Possehl

Mohenjo-daro and Harappa, in collaboration with Richard H. The paper is an exploration of culture change. The second edition incorporates a number of important new papers. Penn is planning a memorial service. Possehl is survived by a son, Michael; a daughter, Christine White; a brother; a sister; and three grandchildren. Rissman This paper deals with the chronology of “India proper” as the editor Gregoru Ehrich noted.

Excavations at Gilund He traces the rise and fall of this civilization, examines the economic, architectural, artistic, religious, and intellectual components of this culture, describes its most famous sites, and shows the relationships between the Indus Civilization and the other cultures of its time. The Indus Civilization of India and Pakistan was contemporary with, and equally complex as the better-known cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt and China.


This volume offers the best description and analysis of the nature of [Indus] civilization. These are archaeological problems which are as interesting and important to me today as they were fifteen years ago, when I first began to deal with them in the context of a field project.

I was joined by nearly 50 delegates for about a week of intensive interaction and discussion of the Harappan Civilization. Inthe Indian Archaeological Society named him an honorary fellow. He has been engaged in archaeological research in Indian and Pakistan sincefrom Iron Age megaliths to Mesolithic encampments, including directing excavations at Rojdi in Gujarat and Gilund in southern Rajasthan.

Indian archaeology in retrospect, vol. Joshi, Jagat Pati ed.

Journal of World Prehistory 11 4: The Beginnings of the Indus Age. Professor Possehl’s posseh, written and well-illustrated book sheds useful new light on the Indus Age and makes recent scholarly advances readily accessible to a broad range of readers, especially students of the ancient world.

Rowman Altamira- History – pages. University of Pennsylvania Press; New Delhi: Greg Possehl instigated his fieldwork in Indian archaeology in University of Chicago Press: