Henri-Paul Francfort
Henri-Paul Francfort is a French
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 archaeologist and member ("directeur de recherches") of the CNRS. He is noted for his excavations at Shortugai
Shortugai was an Indus civilization trading colony established about 2000 BC on the Oxus river near the lapis mines in northern Afghanistan. According to Sergent, "not one of the standard characteristics of the Harappan cultural complex is missing from it".The town consists of two hills called A...



  • Fouilles de Shortugai, Recherches sur L'Asie Centrale Protohistorique Paris: Diffusion de Boccard, 1989
  • Nomades et sédentaires en Asie centrale Sous la direction d' Henri-Paul Francfort Éditions du CNRS, Paris, 1970
  • Répertoires des pétroglyphes d'Asie Centrale Sous la direction de Henri-Paul Francfort, Jakov A. Sher De Boccard, Paris, 1999
  • Fussman, G.; Kellens, J.; Francfort, H.-P.; Tremblay, X.: Aryas, Aryens et Iraniens en Asie Centrale. (2005) Institut Civilisation Indienne ISBN 2-86803-072-6
  • http://www.clio.fr/espace_culturel/henri-paul_francfort.asp
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