Boats of the Indus Civilization

By Richard LeBaron Bowen, Jr., published November 1956

Abstract

There were only two images of boats used by the Bronze Age civilisation centred along the Indus river of Western India. One is on a seal and one is a graffito on a potsherd. From this the author has developed an article that explores where these ancient people might have traded and how their boats might have been built. To do this he examines the boats and techniques of other contemporary civilizations such as the Egyptians and discusses whether there would have been contact between the two.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Other (location)
Subjects include: Archaeology | Shipbuilding & Design

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