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Blog posts relating to the evolution of the ancient Indus Valley civilization society and practices.

Reconstruction of Faience Tablet Manufacturing

Fully and partially glazed faience tablets and other fired objects could be examined after the fire had cooled and the canister opened during experimental firings at the University of Madison, Wisconsin. The steatite molds were also included in the canister to see how they would be affected by this type of firing.

For more on this experiment, see Reconstruction of Tablet Manufacture and Manufacturing Faience Tablets.

Ravi Phase Mudbricks

The pre-Indus civilization or so-called Ravi phase around 3000 BCE at Harappa yielded hand-formed mudbricks. Here, we can see the bricks very obviously lack uniformity in size and shape. There is a remarkable difference between these bricks and those from later periods such as those seen in the Mohenjo-daro Well and Platform.

Other artifacts from this period include Ravi Phase Jewelry and the Pedestal Vessel.

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