ENDANGERED SIGNPOSTS: UPPER INDUS PETROGLYPHS AND INSCRIPTIONS IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN – TAASA Review September 2017
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This article was originally found in the September 2017 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 26, Issue 3, Page 12).
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Jason Neelis T he Upper Indus region of northern Pakistan was a significant node in a network of passageways through deep river valleys at the `roof of the world’ (bam-i duniy).
Intertwined routes descending from the Western Himalayas, Hindu Kush and Karakorum mountains directly connected the main arteries of the northwestern Indian subcontinent to the so-called Silk Routes in the Tarim Basin.
Some of the world’s most significant concentrations of rock art and inscriptions are located in the high mountain desert environment of GilgitBaltistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces in northern Pakistan. Upper Indus Capillary Network...