Was Indus society violent?

Traci Watson
National Geographic News
Published April 29, 2013

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                        Now scientists are turning to long-silent witnesses: human bones. In two new studies of skeletons from Indus cemeteries, researchers have found intriguing clues to the makeup of one city's population—and hints that the society there was not as peaceful as it has been portrayed.

                         Of the 18 skulls examined from this time period, nearly half showed serious injuries from violence, researchers reported in a recent paper in the International Journal of Paleopathology. The rate of skull injuries tied to violence is the highest recorded in the prehistory of South Asia, the researchers say. It may be no coincidence that at the time of these burials the Indus civilization was beginning to disintegrate and parts of Harappa were being abandoned, for reasons that scholars are still debating.

Comments of Jeyakumar Ramasami
                                     It is a nice article to read, but there are many fundamental doubts about the the issue involved. There is a common perception that these Indus sites were metropolises once upon a time. But, my new theory is that these sites were Necropolises and not metropolises as popularly imagined so far. Because of the said reason the presentation in the above given article needs some minimal correction, taking the idea into consideration that these sites could be  burial yards.