John Marshall

Sir John Marshall was a prominent British archaeologist and scholar who focused on the archaeology India and the Indus Valley site - Mohenjo-daro.


One of the longer inscriptions made from a seal found during Mackay's excavations between 1927-1931 in Mohenjo-daro (D.K.

Terminal Signs

These are the five most common terminal signs on the Indus Valley seals according to Iravatham Mahadevan's analysis (1982:316). The first sign (from the left), the most common in the Indus script (10% of all known signs), is read by him as denoting a


[Original 1931 text] "The ancient pottery of Mohenjo-daro frequently has sand or ime, or both, mixed with the clay, more often in the painted ware than in the plain ware.