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    FI-00014 Helsinki

    Finland

1970 …2019

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2019

Inscriptions incised on Harappan ivory/bone rods and their parallels among other types of inscribed objects

Parpola, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) EASAA 2014: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology and Art held in Stockholm, July 2014. Myrdal, E. (ed.). Stockholm, 6 p.

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Jumal' avita!

Parpola, A., 2019, Petri Kallio Rocks: Liber semisaecularis 7.2.2019. Junttila, S. & Kuokkala, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Kallion etymologiseura, p. 139-152 14 p.

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On ancient Indian ox-carts, biers, beds and thrones: à propos of Sanskrit śakaṭī- / śakaṭa- and its etymology

Parpola, A., 2019, Indology's pulse: Arts in context. Essays Presented to Doris Meth Srinivasan in Admiration of Her Scholarly Research. Wessels-Mevissen, C. & Mevissen, G. J. R. (eds.). New Delhi: Aryan Books International, p. 3-44 42 p.

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2018

Indus Seals and Glyptics Studies: An overview

Parpola, A., 2018, Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia. Ameri, M., Costello, S. K., Jamison, G. & Scott, S. J. (eds.). Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 127-143, pl IX, 401-449 (references) 18 p.

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Survival of Harappan crocodile cult in Gujarat

Parpola, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Harappans in Gujarat. Kharakwal, J. S. & Osada, T. (eds.).

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Unicorn bull and victory parade

Parpola, A., 2018, Walking with the Unicorn: Social organization and material culture in ancient South Asia. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume. Frenez, D., Jamison, G. M., Law, R. W., Vidale, M. & Meadow, R. H. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 435-444 10 p.

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Vedic prākāśá- = prāvepá-: 'metal mirror', 'ear-drop' — or rather 'whip'?

Parpola, A., 2018, Mitrasampradānam: A collection of papers in honour of Yaroslav Vassilkov = Сборник научных статей к 75-летию Ярослава Владимировича Василькова. Al'bedil', M. F. & Yanchevskaya, N. (eds.). Sankt-Peterburg: Muzej antropologii i ètnografii im. Petra Velikogo, p. 65-92 28 p.

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2017

On the emergence, contacts and dispersal of Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Uralic and Proto-Aryan in an archaeological perspective

Carpelan, C. & Parpola, A., 15 Sep 2017, Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective. Hyllested, A., Nielsen Whitehead, B., Olander, T. & Olsen, B. A. (eds.). Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanums Forlag, p. 77-87 11 p. (Copenhagen Studies in Indo-European; no. 7).

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Sāmaveda, the Indus Script and Aryan Prehistory: The Main Targets in My Study of Indian Culture

Parpola, A., 2017, Research on India in Finland : Past, Present, Future. Zeiler, X. (ed.). Helsinki: Embassy of India, Helsinki, p. 20-29 10 p.

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2016

In memoriam: The Tiger of Margiana: [Viktor I. Sarianidi]

Parpola, A., 2016, Trudy Margianskoj arkheologicheskoj èkspeditsii, tom 6: Pamyati Viktora Ivanovicha Sarianidi. Dubova, N. A. (ed.). Moskva: Staryj sad, p. 125-132 9 p.

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Manuscripts of the Jaiminīya Sāmaveda traced and photographed in 2002-2006

Fujii, M. & Parpola, A., 2016, Vedic Investigations. Parpola, A. & Koskikallio, P. (eds.). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, p. 127-162 36 p. (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference; no. 1).

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Meetings with Frits Staal

Parpola, A., 2016, On meaning and mantras: Essays in honor of Frits Staal. Thompson, G. & Payne, R. K. (eds.). Moraga, California: Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, p. 451-454 4 p. (Contemporary issues in Buddhist studies).

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Rudra: 'Red' and 'cry' in the name of the young god of fire, rising sun, and war

Parpola, A., 2016, Sahasram ati srajas: Indo-Iranian and Indo-European studies in honor of Stephanie W. Jamison. Gunkel, D., Katz, J. T., Vine, B. & Weiss, M. (eds.). Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press, p. 322-332 11 p.

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Śrauta Rites

Parpola, A., 28 Apr 2016, Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. Hiltebeitel, A. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press USA, 46 p.

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2015

Sanskrit kaparda (braided hair): Yet another Harappan symbol of royalty surviving in Vedic "Vrātya rituals"

Parpola, A., 2015, The volatile world of sovereignty: The Vratya problem and kingship in South Asia. Pontillo, T., Bignami, C., Dore, M. & Mucciarelli, E. (eds.). New Delhi: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd., p. 10-32 23 p.

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2014

'Kulli' pots from the antiques market: looted or faked?

Parpola, A., Dec 2014, 'My life is like a summer rose', Maurizio Tosi e l'archeologia come modo di vita: Papers in honour of Maurizio Tosi for his 70th birthday. Lamberg-Karlovsky, C. C., Genito, B. & Cerasetti, B. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 603-608 6 p. (British Archaological Reports, International Series; vol. 2690).

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Praarijskaya religiya, Nasat'i i kolesnitsa

Parpola, A., 2014, Arii stepej Evrazii: Èpokha bronzy i rannego zheleza v stepyakh Evrazii i na sopredel'nykh territoriyakh. Sbornik pamyati Eleny Efimovny Kuz'minoj.. Molodin, V. I. & Èpimakhov, A. V. (eds.). Barnaul: Izdatel'stvo Altajskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, p. 58-69 12 p.

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2013

Formation of the Indo-European and Uralic language families in the light of archaeology: Revised and integrated 'total' correlations

Parpola, A., 2013, Linguistic map of prehistoric north Europe. Grünthal, R. & Kallio, P. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, p. 119-184 66 p. (Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne; vol. 266).

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2012

Chapter headings of the Jaimini-Paryadhyāya (Jaiminīya-Śrautasūtra III)

Parpola, A., 2012, Indologica: Sbornik statej pamyati T. Ya. Elizarenkovoj / T. Ya. Elizarenkova memorial volume. Kulikov, L. I. & Rusanov, M. A. (eds.). Moskva / Moscow: Rossijskij gosudarstvennyj gumanitarnyj universitet / Russian State University for the Humanities, Vol. Kniga / Book 2. p. 423-430 8 p. (Orientalia et Classica: Trudy Instituta vostochnyj kul'tur i antichnosti / Papers of the Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies; vol. 40).

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Crocodile in the Indus Civilization and later South Asian traditions

Parpola, A., 2012, Current Studies on the Indus Civilization. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, Vol. Volume 9. p. 1-57 57 p.

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Indus Civilization —1750 BCE

Parpola, A., 2012, Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Jacobsen, K. A. (ed.). Leiden & Boston: Brill , Vol. volume IV. p. 3-18 16 p. (Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section two (India) 22).

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Manfred Mayrhofer *26.9.1926 †31.10.2011

Parpola, A., 2012, Vuosikirja / Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Vol. 2011. p. 120-121 2 p. (Vuosikirja / Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia; vol. 2011).

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Manfred Mayrhofer in memoriam

Parpola, A., 2012, Year Book / Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Vol. 2011. p. 122-123 2 p. (Vuosikirja / Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia; vol. 2011).

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On the Asiatic wild asses and their vernacular names

Parpola, A. & Janhunen, J., 2012, Current Studies on the Indus Civilization. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, Vol. Volume 9. p. 59-124 66 p.

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The Anupadasutra of Samaveda and Jaimini: Prolegomena to a forthcoming edition and translation: With the text of Anupadasutra I.1 and its translation attained with the help of Kiyotaka Yoshimizu

Parpola, A., 2012, Devadattiyam: Johannes Bronkhorst Felicitation Volume. Voegeli, F., Eltschinger, V., Feller, D., Candotti, M. P., Diaconescu, B. & Kulkarni, M. (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang , p. 363-403 41 p. (Worlds of South and Inner Asia; vol. Vol. 5).

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The Dasas of the Rgveda as Proto-Sakas of the Yaz I -related cultures: With a revised model for the protohistory of Indo-Iranian speakers

Parpola, A., 2012, Archaeology and Language: Indo-European studies presented to James P. Mallory. Huld, M. E., Jones-Bley, K. & Miller, D. (eds.). Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Man, p. 221-264 44 p. (Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph series; vol. vol. 60).

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The Harappan unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives

Parpola, A., 2012, Current Studies on the Indus Civilization. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, Vol. Volume 9. p. 125-188 64 p.

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The iconography and cult of Kuṭṭiccāttan: Field research on the sanskritization of local folk deities in Kerala

Parpola, A., 2012, Aryan & Non-Aryan in South Asia: Evidence, interpretation, ideology. Bronkhorst, J. & Deshpande, M. M. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, p. 175-205 31 p.

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The problem of Samoyed origins in the light of archaeology: On the formation and dispersal of East Uralic (Proto-Ugro-Samoyedic)

Parpola, A., 2012, Per Urales ad Orientem, iter polyphonicum multilingue: Festskrift tillägnad Juha Janhunen på hans sextioårsdag den 12 februari 2012. Hyytiäinen, T., Jalava, L., Saarikivi, J. & Sandman, E. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, p. 287-298 12 p. (Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne; vol. 264).

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2011

Codification of Vedic domestic ritual in Kerala: Parvana-sthalipaka — the model of rites with fire offerings — in Jaiminiya-Grhyasutra 1,1-4 and in the Malayalam manual of the Samaveda Namputiri Brahmins of Kerala, the Sama-Smartta-Catannu

Parpola, A., 2011, Travaux de symposium international Le Livre. La Roumanie. L'Europe. Troisième édition — 20 à 24 septembre 2010. Nencescu, M. & Macarie, I. (eds.). Bucharest: Éditeur Bibliothèque de Bucarest, Roumanie, Vol. Tome III: La troisième section — Études Euro- et Afro-Asiatiques. p. 261-354 94 p. (Le Livre. La Roumanie. L'Europe.; vol. Troisième édition, Tome III).

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Crocodile in the Indus Civilization and later South Asian tradition

Parpola, A., 2011, Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past - Occasional Paper 12. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). Kyoto: Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, p. 1-57 57 p.

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L'écriture oubliée de la Vallée de l'Indus

Parpola, A., 2011, Les premières cités et la naissance de l'écriture: Actes du colloque du 26 septembre 2009 Musée archéologique de Nice-Cemenelum sous la présidence de Pascal Vernus. Viers, R. (ed.). Arles: Actes Sud, p. 155-168 14 p.

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Motifs of early Iranian, Mesopotamian and Harappan art (and script) reflecting contacts and ideology

Parpola, A., 2011, Cultural Relations between the Indus and the Iranian Plateau during the Third Millennium BCE: Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanities and Nature, June 7-8, 2008. Osada, T. & Witzel, M. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, p. 271-357 87 p. (Harvard Oriental Series, Opera Minora; vol. 7).

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The Harappan unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives

Parpola, A., 2011, Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past - Occasional Paper 12. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). Kyoto: Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, p. 125-188 64 p.

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The three ways of chanting in a sacrificial laud: Chapter two of Jaimini-Paryadhyāya (Jaiminīya-Śrautasūtra III) with Bhavatrāta's commentary-: Sanskrit text with an annotated English translation

Parpola, A., 2011, Pūrvāparaprajñābhinandanam: East and West, Past and Present: Indological and other essays in honour of Klaus Karttunen. Tikkanen, B. & Butters, A. (eds.). Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, p. 141-163 23 p. (Studia Orientalia; no. 110).

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2010

New etymologies for some Finnish words

Parpola, A., 2010, Anantaṃ Śāstram: Indological and linguistic studies in honour of Bertil Tikkanen. Karttunen, K. (ed.). Helsinki: Finnish Oriental Society, p. 305-318 14 p. (Studia Orientalia; no. 108).

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On the Asiatic wild asses (Equus hemionus & Equus kiang) and their vernacular names

Janhunen, J. & Parpola, A., 2010, Na puti otkrytiia civilizaciï. Kozhin, P. M., Kosarev, M. F. & Dubova, N. A. (eds.). Sankt-Peterburg: Russian Academy of Sciences, p. 423-466 44 p.

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2008

Copper tablets from Mohenjo-daro and the study of the Indus script

Parpola, A., 2008, Intercultural relations between South and Southwest Asia: Studies in commemoration of E. C. L. During Caspers (1934-1996). Olijdam, E. & Spoor, R. H. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 132-139 8 p. (BAR (British Archaeological Reports) International Series; no. 1826).

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Is the Indus script indeed not a writing system?

Parpola, A., 2008, Airavati: Felicitation volume in honour of Iravatham Mahadevan. Chennai: Varalaaru.com, p. 111-131 21 p.

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Writing in India

Parpola, A., 2008, Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Selin, H. (ed.). 2nd ed. ed. Berlin: Springer, Vol. Vol. 2. p. 2320-2325 6 p.

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2007

Comments on the incised stone axe found in Tamil Nadu in 2006 and the claim that it contains an inscription in the classical Indus script

Parpola, A., Boivin, N. & Fuller, D. Q., 2007, Linguistics, archaeology and the human past. Kyoto: Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, p. 13-19 7 p. (Occasional paper; vol. 2).

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Human sacrifice in India in Vedic times and before

Parpola, A., 2007, The strange world of human sacrifice. Bremmer, J. N. (ed.). Leuven: Peeters, p. 157-177 21 p. (Studies in the history and anthropology of religion; vol. 1).

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Seal impressions on the clay tags from Lothal: a re-analysis

Parpola, A., 2007, Linguistics, archaeology and the human past. Osada, T. (ed.). Kyoto: Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, p. 1-12 12 p. (Occasional paper; no. 2).

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2006

Aalto, Pentti (1917-1998)

Parpola, A., 2006, The encyclopedia of language & linguistics. Brown, K. (ed.). 2nd ed. ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co, Vol. Vol. 1. p. 3-4 2 p.

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Abashevskaya arkheologicheskaya obshchnost' i rannie kontakty mezhdu ural'skimi i indoevropejskimi yazykami

Parpola, A. & Carpelan, C., 2006, Issledovaniya po drevnej i srednevekovoj arkheologii Povolzh'ya. Mikhailov, E. P. (ed.). Cheboksary: Chuvashskij gosudarstvennyj institut gumanitarnykh nauk, p. 95-101 7 p.

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Sampomyyttien arjalainen tausta

Parpola, A., 2006, Arkeologian lumoa synkkyyteen / Lighting the darkness — the attraction of archaeology: Artikkeleita Christian Carpelanin juhlapäiväksi / Papers in honour of Christian Carpelan. Suhonen, M. (ed.). Helsinki: Helsingin yliopisto, kulttuurien tutkimuksen laitos, arkeologia, p. 166-187 22 p.

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The Abashevo archaeological complex and the earliest contacts between Uralic and Indo-European

Parpola, A. & Carpelan, C., 2006, Issledovaniya po drevnej i srenevekovoj arkheologii Povolzh'ya. Mikhailov, E. P. (ed.). Cheboksary: Chuvashskij gosudarstvennyj institut gumanitarnykh nauk, p. 89-94 6 p.

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Vedic Aryan India of the Samhitas

Parpola, A., 2006, Encyclopedia of India. Wolpert, S. (ed.). Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol. Vol. IV. p. 211-215 5 p.

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2005

The cultural counterparts to Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Uralic and Proto-Aryan: Matching the dispersal and contact patterns in the linguistic and archaeological record

Parpola, A. & Carpelan, C., 2005, The Indo-Aryan controversy: Evidence and inference in Indian history. Bryant, E. F. & Patton, L. L. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 107-141 35 p.

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The horse and the language of the Indus Civilization

Parpola, A., 2005, The Aryan debate. Trautmann, T. R. (ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press, p. 234-236 3 p. (Oxford in India readings: Debates in Indian history and society).

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