South Asian - Writing
From the About.com Guide to Archaeology, Meluha is the Mesopotamian word for the people who came to trade and live in the great Akkadian period port cities in Sarasvati-Sindhu civilizations.
Dani Interview: Full Text
Harappa site's Omar Khan interviews Agha Hassan Dani, archaeologist and Sanskritologist, about Dravidian origins of the Indus language.
Mahadevan's text-only An Encylopaedia of the Indus Script is a review of Parpola's work above.
Text-only version of the 13 sections of this Finnish Indologist's Deciphering the Indus Script. Includes theory proto-Dravidian origins, astral relationships and religious significance.
Around the Indus in 90 slides 2
While HARP, the excavators of the early Harappan period known as Ravi are not interested in the race for the earliest writing, they have found writing dating from 3300-2800 BC. See Intro.
Learn about the Ancient Indus Valley, seals, Rohri Quarries, fisherfolk, recent discoveries, the Indus script, Mohenjo-daro, and Lothal.