A Study of the Indus Signs

Subhajit Ganguly

Description:

Considering the fact that the Harappan script may have been proto-Brahmi, the underlying language to be expected should be Sanskrit, or proto-Sanskrit, or derivatives of Sanskrit. Many of the rules of evolution that apply to scripts are equivalently true for languages too. Like scripts, languages too render themselves to similar evolutionary inspections, as they too carry imprints of their journey down the ages.

Cite as: A Study of the Indus Signs. Subhajit Ganguly. figshare

http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.446907

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Physical And Relational Networks In The Aegean Bronze Age

  • Tim Evans, Ray Rivers, Carl Knappett

Description

In this paper we present a new interdisciplinary perspective on regional interaction patterns in archaeological contexts. It combines insights from graph theory, social network analysis and statistical physics to treat the interactions between sites in geographical space in terms of a network which minimises an associated Hamiltonian. To explore the various issues involved a case study from a heterogeneous physical environment is chosen, the archipelago environment of the southernAegean, in particular the rich dataset of the Aegean Bronze Age. Our findings are of broader relevance for the study of interaction networks, as the use of statistical physics in this fashion represents a novel application in social science contexts.
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Physical And Relational Networks In The Aegean Bronze Age. Tim Evans, Ray Rivers, Carl Knappett. figshare.

http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.750447

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