Harappa Archaeological Research Project

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.

Inscribed sherds

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

Button seal

This fired steatite button seal from the Kot Dijian Phase (Period 2, 2800-2600 BCE) shows a unique pattern that may be an early form of the Harappan script sign that may represent "house" or "temple."