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Denielle Barcelona ANTHRO 102A November 23, 2010 Indus Collapse: The End or the Beginning of an Asian Culture? In Andrew Lawler’s article, “Indus Collapse: The End or the Beginning of an Asian Culture?” in Science magazine, he talks about the debate that is the real cause of Ancient Indus collapse. He mentions that there is new research which suggests that this collapse did not fall into the conventional pattern of most ancient civilization collapses. Some cities stayed, and some were deserted, suggesting that the collapse was not as “dramatic or complete” like most experts thought. This sparks the suggestion that maybe the Indus directly spurred and developed into the “second wave of Indian civilization.” However, this theory has political and cultural implications because it may not necessarily coincide with what the Indians today have always believed about their origins. Lawler then talks about various archaeologists, who were studying and researching the
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