Jim G. Shaffer

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Jim G. Shaffer (born 1944) is an American archaeologist and professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University.

Shaffer holds a B.A. (1965) and M.A. (1967) in Anthropology from Arizona State University. He also has a Ph.D. (1972) in Anthropology from University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is noted for his studies on the Indus Valley Civilization.


  • "The Indo-Aryan Invasions: Cultural Myth and Archaeological Reality", in John R Lukacs (ed.) The People of South Asia: The Biological Anthropology of India, Pakistan and Nepal, New York,1984, Plenum Press, pp. 77-88.
  • Prehistoric Baluchistan: With Excavation Report on Said Qala Tepe.
  • A Honaki Phase Site on the Lower Verde River, Arizona.
  • Ed. George Erdosy, ed. (1995). ""Cultural tradition and Palaeoethnicity in South Asian Archaeology"". Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia. ISBN 3-11-014447-6. 
  • Ed. Bronkhorst and Deshpande, ed. (1999). ""Migration, Philology and South Asian Archaeology"". Aryan and Non-Aryan in South Asia. ISBN 1-888789-04-2. 
  • "Reurbanization: The Eastern Punjab and Beyond." 1993 In Urban Form and Meaning in South Asia: The Shaping of Cities from Prehistoric to Precolonial Times. Studies in the History of Art No. 31. H. Spodek and D.M. Srinivasan, (Eds.). Washington DC: National Gallery of Art, pp. 53-67.
  • "The Indus Valley, Baluchistan and Helmand Traditions: Neolithic Through Bronze Age." 1992 In Chronologies in Old World Archaeology. Second Edition. R.W. Ehrich, (Ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. I:441-464, II:425-446.

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