various shamanistic signs in the Indus valley script
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Published by J. Newberry in Victoria, B.C .
Written in English



  • Pakistan.


  • Indus script.,
  • Shamanism -- Pakistan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Newberry.
SeriesIndus script monograph ;, 27
LC ClassificationsPK119.5 .N48 1984 vol. 27
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2332524M
LC Control Number86221048

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The Indus script has about signs and is mainly pictographic in character. However there are also many signs too stylized or simplified to be identified pictorially. Two main characteristics of the script are modification of signs by the addition of diacritic-like marks and combination of two or more signs into composite signs.   During the early Harappan phase (c. BCE), we find the earliest known examples of the Indus Script signs, attested on Ravi and Kot Dijipottery excavated at on the fact that only one sign is displayed on the pottery surface, these examples represent a premature stage in the development of the Indus Script. Continued from "More on Decipherment of Indus-Saraswati Script" Many of the Indus seals have a distinct feature where in the text a short vertical or two short vertical strokes are found (sign like, and). In some texts four cornered strokes () are there. These signs distinctly separate one or more signs from some texts to others. The miniature tablets and sealings found at Harappa, especially from the lower (earlier) levels, are generally considered to be votive objects with dedicatory inscriptions incised or impressed on them.6 S one of the more frequent signs in the Indus Script, occurs with a much higher relative frequency on the votive tablets and.

  The manuscript became a book called Indus Script Dictionary. I gave away and sold copies of this book, hoping for feedback. I made it into a CD, to . Concentrating on the signs of the Indus script, Rotham Mahedevan, an Indian scholar and expert, made appropriate studies on the Indus script from , and published his findings in 1 Finnish scholars Kimmo Koskenniemi and Asko Parpola have been busy in their studies of the Indus script . The only difference is that the horoscopes are written in Sanskrit language using the Devnagri script. The Brahmi script (emperor Ashoka’s edicts were written in the Brahmi script) preceded this script, and the Brahmi script evolved out of the Indus Valley script. The evolution of various scripts used in present India can be seen in Fig. 3.   Yes it is true the Indus Valley script has been deciphered. I deciphered Indus Valley writing (IVWS) back in the ’s, and we can now read the entire corpus of Indus Valley seals. Even though my decipherment allows researchers to read the Indus.

There are about different signs in the Indus script. Comparing this figure with the number of graphemes in the other early scripts, and also taking into regard the age of the Indus script, the conclusion of its belonging to the logo- syllabic type seems inevitable.   “Seals from Indus Valley were also found from the Mesopotamian and Middle Eastern sites, and there were similar seals, following the design pattern, but with a different combination of signs,” Lashari tells Haaretz. “it is taken as evidence that the influence of the Indus culture was quite strong, and that it influenced the production of.   This book is a fabulous example of how a proper analysis of signs that are right in front of our eyes can lead us to wisdom. Has the rare quality of mysterious pursuit. - Yola Jackson 'The author attempts a detailed and unbiased study of the Indus Valley s: INTRODUCTION 1. SCOPE OF THE VOLUME This book presents in one volume a corpus of texts in the Indus Script together with a concordance to the texts and a set of tables providing the basic statistics relating to the. script. The work is intended to be a sourcebook providing material for further research.