The northern end of Mound AB, shown here from the North, comprises more than 17 meters of occupational debris beginning on top of an old levee of the river Ravi and continuing up from the Ravi [Aspect of the Hakra] phase (Period 1 from before 3300 to
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Photograph of Mound AB. There also appears to be a smaller mound that is present at the modern Harappa town site. This could be a modern representation of the processes that built ancient Harappa.
"The mound was covered with potsherds and brick bats, but no brick foundations were visible anywhere that might have served as a starting point." - Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey [of India], Hindu and Buddhist
Arrows extend from Harappa to likely source areas for raw materials such as agate, lapis lazuli, steatite, marine shell and copper. These raw materials were transformed into ornaments and tools at Harappa for local trade. The Ravi Phase denotes a
I currently work as a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist for the U.S. government. I am also the Assistant Field Director of the Harappa Archaeological Research Project (HARP) in central Punjab, Pakistan.
Plan view of the so-called "granary" or "parallel-wall structure" on Mound F at Harappa indicating areas of HARP excavations conducted in 1997 and 1999. Note that the structural remains surrounding the "granary" are, for the most part, later than the
Mound/Area Period Strata Date Late I Late II Late III Ist to IIIrd Circa 2750 B.C. to 3050 B.C. Intermediate I Intermediate II Intermediate III Intermediate IV IVth to VIIth Circa 3050 B.C. to 3500 B.C. Early I VIIIth First half of the
Overview of the "granary" area looking towards the southeast. The walls have been partly restored for conservation purposes by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Pakistan.