Domestication of elephant

Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at MACUNLIMITED.NET
Tue Dec 27 19:02:15 UTC 2005

Thank you to everyone who has responded.  The seal evidence does look 

Does anyone know whether elephant bones occur in early human 
settlements in India?

Valerie J Roebuck

At 12:03 pm -0500 27/12/05, John C. Huntington wrote:

>...The elephant was already a complex part of Harappan iconography 
>by the time of the main seal tradition, It occurs both alone and as 
>part of a composite bovid
>(left side of the third line down, double click image)
>strongly suggesting a very detailed knowledge of the elephant. 
>Further at least one of the seals I have photographs of has a cloth 
>across its back.
>(sorry about the small image! This was a very early posting mid 90's 
>and we need to update it)


>it May be of interest to know that elephants were domesticated in 
>early China as well and that their bones appear in Shang tombs 
>(these were native elephants which have long since died out or been 
>killed off)

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