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dc.contributor.authorValentine, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorKamenov, George D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKenoyer, Jonathan Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorShinde, Vasanten_US
dc.contributor.authorMushrif-Tripathy, Veenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOtarola-Castillo, Eriken_US
dc.contributor.authorKrigbaum, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-02T12:21:18Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationValentine, Benjamin, George D. Kamenov, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Vasant Shinde, Veena Mushrif-Tripathy, Erik Otarola-Castillo, and John Krigbaum. 2015. “Evidence for Patterns of Selective Urban Migration in the Greater Indus Valley (2600-1900 BC): A Lead and Strontium Isotope Mortuary Analysis.” PLoS ONE 10 (4): e0123103. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123103. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0123103.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:16120942
dc.description.abstractJust as modern nation-states struggle to manage the cultural and economic impacts of migration, ancient civilizations dealt with similar external pressures and set policies to regulate people’s movements. In one of the earliest urban societies, the Indus Civilization, mechanisms linking city populations to hinterland groups remain enigmatic in the absence of written documents. However, isotopic data from human tooth enamel associated with Harappa Phase (2600-1900 BC) cemetery burials at Harappa (Pakistan) and Farmana (India) provide individual biogeochemical life histories of migration. Strontium and lead isotope ratios allow us to reinterpret the Indus tradition of cemetery inhumation as part of a specific and highly regulated institution of migration. Intra-individual isotopic shifts are consistent with immigration from resource-rich hinterlands during childhood. Furthermore, mortuary populations formed over hundreds of years and composed almost entirely of first-generation immigrants suggest that inhumation was the final step in a process linking certain urban Indus communities to diverse hinterland groups. Additional multi disciplinary analyses are warranted to confirm inferred patterns of Indus mobility, but the available isotopic data suggest that efforts to classify and regulate human movement in the ancient Indus region likely helped structure socioeconomic integration across an ethnically diverse landscape.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123103en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4414352/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.titleEvidence for Patterns of Selective Urban Migration in the Greater Indus Valley (2600-1900 BC): A Lead and Strontium Isotope Mortuary Analysisen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen
dash.depositing.authorOtarola-Castillo, Eriken_US
dc.date.available2015-06-02T12:21:18Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0123103*
dash.contributor.affiliatedOtarola-Castillo, Erik


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