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Human Skeletal Assemblage from the Harappan Site of Farmana: A Bio-Archaeological Analysis

 
Veena Mushrif-Tripathy (Author) Vasant Shinde (Author)
Synopsis

The present book is based on the human skeletal remains excavated from the Harappan site of Farmana, Haryana. The Harappan civilization is well known in the entire world for its urban nature and antiquities. The cemetery at Farmana has provided evidence of thirty-five individuals which provides glimpses of its inhabitants. Burials belong to three cultural levels ranging from 2600 to 2000 BCE of matured Harappan phase. Most of the individuals are adults and belonging to male and female categories. Very few children represented in the cemetery. The book tries to understand the way of life of its resident and throw light on their life. It shows that they were burying the dead with a lot of variations. The studies also tried to compare the Farmana crania with crania from other excavated sites from India and Pakistan. There is only one case of the trauma noticed but it shows the healing process. Most of the pathologies are related to old age and not much health issues were encountered by these individuals.

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About the authors

Veena Mushrif-Tripathy

Veena Mushrif-Tripathy (Asst. Professor, M.S. University, Vadodara) has wide research experience of excavation, treatment and studies on archaeological skeletal series. She has participated in several Government and University research projects. She has three monographs and several articles to her credit.

Vasant Shinde

An internationally renowned archaeologist, Dr. Vasant Shinde is a senior faculty member of the Department of Archaeology, Deccan College, Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University), Pune, and was a Visiting Professor in the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. His field of research is the Protohistory of South Asia and Field Archaeology. Dr. Shinde has been actively engaged in archaeological research in various parts of India and abroad for the last twenty-four years and has excavated sites like Padri, Balathal, Bagor, Mudvi and Siddhapur. One of his books entitled Early Settlements in Central Tapi Basin introduced new directions and methodology in Protohistorical research.

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Bibliographic information

Title Human Skeletal Assemblage from the Harappan Site of Farmana: A Bio-Archaeological Analysis
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.02.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174792235
length xiv+130p.