Overview for Science and Metal Technology of Harappans
This volume "Science and Metal Technology of Harappans' consist of twenty-one papers contributed by eminent scholars engaged in the systematic excavations and scientific study, research and analysis in the field of Harappan archaeology and allied sciences. Harappan culture is a Bronze Age Urban civilization. Though not the oldest, it is the first known civilization in the Indian subcontinent. It covers an area of two million square km. to date around 2700 Harappan and its related sites have been reported in north-west South-Asia.
These papers, with notes, references and bibliographies, are well illustrated and cover a wide range in the field of archaeological research, archaeo-metallurgy, surgery and trepanation, copper, bronze and metal technologies, trade in metals and minerals, hydraulic engineering and other allied topics.
Deo Prakash Sharma (Author)
Deo Prakash Sharma is an Art Historian, Museologist and field Archaeologist participated in the excavations at Pangoraria, Mansar, Narmada Valley, Bhimbetka Chopani - Mando, Mehagarha, Koldihwa, Mahadaha, Sringaverpura and Bharadvaj Ashram. Besides, he did extensive exploration in the districts of Fatehpur, Pratapgarh and Allahabad in U.P. and in Sehor District in Madhya Pradesh. Anopther significant contribution of the author is the discovery of Menander (Posthumous) Brahmi inscription from Reh. During 1983-84 he was awarded Commonwealth scholarship and he meritoriously qualified M.A. (Archaeology) with specialization in Palaeolithic Archaeology of the world and Pre-history of South East Asia and Australia from the Institute of Archaeology, London. He participated in the excavations at Sussex under the team of Archaeologists of Institute of Archaeology, London and at Pincentvetn (France) under Prof. Gaurhan and Mark Newcomer, both world famous Rock-art specialist. In 1985 he joined as Dy. Keeper, Pre-History and Archaeology at National Museum, New Delhi. In 1993 he was promoted as Keeper Education in National Museum. At present he is the Head of the Harappan, Pre and Proto-history and Early Archaeology collection at National Museum, New Delhi. The author has published 122 papers and ten books of which a few are listed here, Early Buddhist Metal Images of South Asia; Indus script on its way to Decipherment; Harappan Seals, Sealings and Copper Tables; Harappan Art Vol. I; Harappan Terracottas; Harappan Jewellery; Pre-historic Indian and South East Asia (Press) and Harappan Archaeology (Press) and Archaeology of Lower doab.