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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Adamen
dc.contributor.authorPetrie, Cameronen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-17T00:31:13Z
dc.date.available2018-11-17T00:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-12en
dc.identifier.issn0093-4690
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285360
dc.description.abstract© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Survey data play a fundamental role in studies of social complexity. Integrating the results from multiple projects into large-scale analyses encourages the reconsideration of existing interpretations. This approach is essential to understanding changes in the Indus Civilization’s settlement distributions (ca. 2600–1600 b.c.), which shift from numerous small-scale settlements and a small number of larger urban centers to a de-nucleated pattern of settlement. This paper examines the interpretation that northwest India’s settlement density increased as Indus cities declined by developing an integrated site location database and using this pilot database to conduct large-scale geographical information systems (GIS) analyses. It finds that settlement density in northwestern India may have increased in particular areas after ca. 1900 b.c., and that the resulting landscape of de-urbanization may have emerged at the expense of other processes. Investigating the Indus Civilization’s landscapes has the potential to reveal broader dynamics of social complexity across extensive and varied environments.
dc.description.sponsorshipERC
dc.format.mediumElectronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleLandscapes of Urbanization and De-Urbanization: A Large-Scale Approach to Investigating the Indus Civilization's Settlement Distributions in Northwest India.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage299
prism.issueIdentifier4en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameJournal of field archaeologyen
prism.startingPage284
prism.volume43en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.32727
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-04-10en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/00934690.2018.1464332en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-05-12en
dc.contributor.orcidGreen, Adam [0000-0002-3324-5165]
dc.contributor.orcidPetrie, Cameron [0000-0002-2926-7230]
dc.identifier.eissn2042-4582
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idECH2020 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC) (648609)


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