Project Title

Indus Civilization Archaeology Research

Academic department under which the project should be listed

Geography & Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Teresa Raczek

Project Type

Event

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Indus Civilization Archaeology Research

Good data is not hard to find in archaeological research, but previously published data is scattered to any number of websites, books, and academic journals that must be exhaustively searched to find all necessary data. The goal of this research is to compile, evaluate, and recalibrate radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites in South Asia. The research is to find as much useful data as possible and enter it into an easy to parse dataset to speed up research. The data being used is dates reported in archaeology site reports of materials excavated and carbon dated to find their age. By searching through as many online and physical resources to find site reports that have archaeology dates about various archaeological sites, the research team hopes to find and unite usable radiocarbon date into a single dataset. This research also calibrates samples with the Intcal20 software system and using radiocarbon calibration curve to find their dates. Multiple sites from the Indus Civilization in Pakistan and India are included with many dates updated to reflect their time periods. Eventually this dataset can be a cornerstone of archaeological research about South Asia.

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Indus Civilization Archaeology Research

Indus Civilization Archaeology Research

Good data is not hard to find in archaeological research, but previously published data is scattered to any number of websites, books, and academic journals that must be exhaustively searched to find all necessary data. The goal of this research is to compile, evaluate, and recalibrate radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites in South Asia. The research is to find as much useful data as possible and enter it into an easy to parse dataset to speed up research. The data being used is dates reported in archaeology site reports of materials excavated and carbon dated to find their age. By searching through as many online and physical resources to find site reports that have archaeology dates about various archaeological sites, the research team hopes to find and unite usable radiocarbon date into a single dataset. This research also calibrates samples with the Intcal20 software system and using radiocarbon calibration curve to find their dates. Multiple sites from the Indus Civilization in Pakistan and India are included with many dates updated to reflect their time periods. Eventually this dataset can be a cornerstone of archaeological research about South Asia.