In one of the rooms uncovered in Trench 54, a pottery fragment with a sunburst painted decoration was discovered that could be dated to the the beginning of the Harappan Period, perhaps as early as 2600 BC.
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.
From different levels of the Ravi phase come these terracotta beads (center string) and hard stone beads made from carnelian, amazonite, and lapis lazuli.
Dating to c. 3100 BCE, this hand-built pot with polychrome decoration is one of the earliest examples of intersecting circle motif in the Indus valley region.
Section through the northwestern portion of the "granary" platform directly below the baked brick "granary" walls (Trench 1NW). Similarity of composition of the mud-bricks in the northwestern, southwestern, and southeastern parts of the "granary"
In what appears to have been an alley way between two blocks of buildings in Trench 54 was found a large pit filled with debris from pottery kilns. In the background is a room with a circular pit dug into it.
Ravi phase microbeads of lapis lazuli (top row), amazonite, and carnelian (bottom row) indicate the size and nature of the drills used for perforation. The largest of the illustrated beads is less than one centimeter in diameter.
Whereas many other motifs of the Ravi Phase (Period 1) disappear in the later Kot Diji Phase (Period 2), the intersecting circle and fish scale motifs continued to be used, but they came to be executed in black paint on a red slip.
Overview looking north of excavations at the southeast corner of the "granary" structure undertaken in 1999 (Trench 1C). The higher east-west running walls in the left of the image and the ruined structures in the right of the image all post-date
The pit filled with kiln debris in Tench 54 had in it sherds from ceramic vessels with marks inscribed on their bases before firing and also from a flat inscribed disc or "bat" (at left) that was used as a removable base for throwing pottery on a