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Understanding Hearth Function: An Approach from Harappa

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Title: Understanding Hearth Function: An Approach from Harappa
Authors: Meyer, Jonathan Cody
Keywords: Indus civilization
hearth features
experimental archaeology
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LC Subject Headings: Prehistoric peoples--Asia--Periodicals.
Prehistoric peoples--Oceania--Periodicals.
East Asia--Antiquities--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press (Honolulu)
Citation: Meyer, J. C. 2003. Understanding Hearth Function: An Approach from Harappa. Asian Perspectives 42 (2): 287-303.
Series/Report no.: Volume 42
Number 2
Abstract: Hearth features possess potential for providing valuable archaeological data on past cooking and heating practices. Ethnographic study demonstrates a relationship between hearth morphology and function in rural Punjabi homes. Preliminary work from the nearby Indus civilization site of Harappa suggests a relationship between hearth content and morphology. If hearth contents reflect hearth function, future research may provide further insight on archaeological hearth use in conjunction with hearth type. KEYWORDS: Indus civilization, Harappa, hearth features, ethnoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, palaeoethnobotany.
ISSN: 1535-8283 (E-ISSN)
0066-8435 (Print)
Appears in Collections:Asian Perspectives, 2003 - Volume 42, Number 2 (Fall)

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