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Shahr-i Sokhta and the chronology of the Indo-Iranian regions

Jean-François Jarrige 1, 2, 3 Aurore Didier 2, 4, 3 Gonzague Quivron 1, 2, 3
3 Mission Archéologique de l'Indus
CRAIBACO - Centre de recherches archéologiques indus - baluchistan - asie centrale et orientale
4 Mission Archéologique Française au Makran
CRAIBACO - Centre de recherches archéologiques indus - baluchistan - asie centrale et orientale
Abstract : In an article published in 2008 in Paléorient, a series of arguments have been listed which would allow dating the last phase of Period III and Period IV at Shahr-i Sokhta in the course of the second half of the 3rd millennium and the very beginning of the 2nd millennium BC. This would imply that the sites of the Helmand system, Shahr-i Sokhta and Mundigak, have interacted with the Indus civilization. This article offers an opportunity to go through the main questions concerning the chronology of the Indo-Iranian regions. Then, we review the arguments used by the authors to sustain that the sites of the “ Helmand” system at the time of Shahr-i Sokhta, Periods III-IV, and the Indus civilization would be contemporaneous. On the basis of the data provided in particular by sites at the western border of the Indus valley and from Makran, we examine the validity of the comparative elements between Shahr-i Sokhta and the Indus civilization
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Jean-François Jarrige, Aurore Didier, Gonzague Quivron. Shahr-i Sokhta and the chronology of the Indo-Iranian regions. Paléorient, CNRS, 2011, 37 (2), pp.7-34. ⟨10.3406/paleo.2011.5420⟩. ⟨halshs-02978691⟩

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