Looking up from the bottom of Trench 39S one can see habitation levels spanning over 500 years from approximately 3300 BCE at the bottom to 2800 BCE at the top.
HARP (Harappa Archaeological Research Project) a group of scholars from a variety of fields dedicated to advancing the study of the ancient Indus Valley civilization.
Faience tablet (H2000-4387/2089-02), found during surface collecting, depicts an elephant on one side and has script on the reverse (not shown).
Excavations on Mound AB in 1998 began with the clearance of surface debris to expose the many habitation levels, beginning with natural soil in the lower foreground.
J. Mark Kenoyer sitting in the right foreground takes notes during excavations at the southwest corner of the "granary" (Trench 1SW). The baked brick revetment of the "granary" platform is in the foreground, the southernmost baked brick wall of the
The cross section of the Ravi phase pit shows multiple episodes of filling and plastering. The contents were collected for flotation, which recovered seeds of barley and wheat as well as some charred wood.
A massive baked brick revetment wall  surrounds the solid mud-brick foundation platform  of the "granary" that measures approximately 51 meters north-south and 41 meters east-west.
After surface collections, the Trench 54 area of Mound E was selected for excavations because it allowed the exposure of a large area of the earliest levels of the ancient Harappan Period city, dating to approximately 2600-2450 BC.