Chippin' Away

Bonus Content: Chippin' Away on Screens of the Stone Age!

August 21, 2022 Akash and Durga Season 3 Episode 801
Chippin' Away
Bonus Content: Chippin' Away on Screens of the Stone Age!
Show Notes

We had the wonderful opportunity to feature on Screens of the Stone Age. Find the details below!

On this episode, we’re joined by Akash Srinivas and Durga Kale of the Chippin’ Away podcast to review Mohenjo Daro (2016), the story of a simple farmboy’s first trip to the big city where he falls in love, discovers his destiny, and saves an entire civilization. Mohenjo Daro was a real city in the Indus Valley, and Akash and Durga help us sift through the real-life archaeological evidence that inspired this film.

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In this episode:

Learn more about the Indus Valley Civilization at https://www.harappa.com/

Pineapples as a status symbol: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-53432877

Ancient Harappan DNA: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rare-ancient-dna-south-asia-reveals-complexities-little-known-civilization-180973053/

We still can’t read Harappan writing: https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/why-we-still-cant-read-the-writing-of-the-ancient-indus-civilization

What does the representation of horses in Mohenjo Daro have to do with debates about Indian ancestry? https://openthemagazine.com/features/history/hold-your-horses/

Harappan Plumbing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitation_of_the_Indus_Valley_civilisation

Dales & Raikes (1968). The Mohenjo-Daro Floods: A Rejoinder! American Anthropologist, 70(5), 957-961. https://www.jstor.org/stable/669762

Harappan unicorn seals: http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/bce_500back/indusvalley/unicorn/unicorn.html

The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7913305-the-immortals-of-meluha

No, Mohenjo Daro was not destroyed by a nuclear explosion: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1qjp4s/if_the_ancient_civilizations_of_mohenjodaro_and/

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