News FocusUNMASKING THE INDUS

Boring No More, a Trade-Savvy Indus Emerges

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Science  06 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5881, pp. 1276-1281
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5881.1276

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Summary

Long in the shadow of its sister civilizations to the west, the Indus is emerging as the powerhouse of commerce and technology in the 3rd millennium B.C.E. But political and economic troubles dog archaeologists' efforts to understand what made this vast society tick.