Mohammad Nawaz, master potter from Harappa, demonstrates how fish scale and intersecting circle motifs may have been painted onto Harappan pottery.
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.
After clearing the overlying silt, the original forms of the baked brick walls and hollow buttresses of the "granary" could be made out.
This pottery bat from Trench 54 at Harappa has pre-firing inscription on the underside, inside a ring base that would have allowed the bat to be centered snugly on top of the wooden head of a potter's wheel (H2000-5050/2102-1811)
J. Mark Kenoyer assisted by Peter Eltsov carefully uncover and mark Ravi phase bead manufacturing debris in preparation for mapping and photography.
This Ravi Phase hand-built pot with polychrome design was found next to the one with intersecting circles illustrated earlier (11). The net and bird motifs are found at other sites to the northwest in Bannu district, but they do not continue into the
Clearing outside the southeast corner of the "granary" revealed the underlying mud-brick platform and the top of the baked brick revetment.
Flat, uneven, pottery discs used as baffles in the firing process were found in the pit with kiln debris from Trench 54 (slide 12). Two of these, broken during the firing of the kiln, bear the foot prints of small children.
Ravi phase bead manufacturing debris includes extremely fine microdebitage as well as flakes and drills (marked with the green flag).
Cooking pots during the Ravi Phase were made in large globular shapes that had a low center of gravity to keep them from tipping over when filled with food.