Beas Landscape and Settlement Survey

An examination of the natural landscape and stratigraphy of the Beas settlement from the Ancient Indus Valley people, essay by Rita Wright

Beas Landscape and Settlement Survey

Between 1992 and 1996 the Punjab Archaeological Survey (PAS), under the direction of the Government of Pakistan, Department of Archaeology, conducted a large-scale survey in order to identify all ancient settlements in the Punjab. Surface surveys at a small number of the settlements identified diagnostic artifacts that were contemporary with the Indus civilization.

Research Methods

The field research included the following: 1. Systematic mapping and collection of artifacts at all Beas sites. The methodology included mapping contours and creating a surface grid for each site.