9. Have any artifacts been found with discernible ancient fingerprints?

Many sherds inscribed after firing have single geometric signs. This collection of Early Harappan sherds from Periods 1 and 2 (c. 3300-2800 BC) show a range of geometric signs that are roughly similar to later signs in the Indus script.

Or ever two distinct artifacts with the same sets of fingerprints on them? Is there anyone studying indus valley artifacts with this approach and is there anything we can tell from it? Submitted by Ezb

Jane McIntosh
I am not aware of any studies specifically dealing with fingerprints on Harappan pottery. Kenoyer notes that some of the Ravi-period (pre-Harappan) beads at Harappa were decorated with finger marks.