Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. R. Sattelmeyer - Chair
This thesis examines the concept of the state in the context of the Indus River Valley, located in northwest India and Pakistan. In the first section, I synthesize several popular trends in state discussion from both inside and outside of archaeological theory. I then apply my synthesized approach to state definition to the archaeological record from the Indus River Valley. The resulting work visits both the concept of the state and the rich cultural history of the Indus Civilization. I determine that there was a state in the Indus River Valley, but that the Indus state was very different from others scholars have identified in the archaeological record.
Green, Adam, "The State in the Indus River Valley" (2006). Anthropology Honors Theses. Paper 1.