During drilling, the tips of agate drills become hot and often spall off.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Cubical weights in graduated sizes.These weights conform to the standard Harappan binary weight system that was used in all of the settlements.
Jasper drill bits were used for drilling carnelian and amazonite beads during the Ravi and subsequent phases at Harappa. On the left are two snapped drill tips while on the right is a broken drill base. All are from the Ravi phase.
Next to the excavations on Trench A, Mound F, in 1921 Sahni also cut into Mound AB, under the remnants of a mosque that once stood on top of the mound and the tomb of a holy man which still stands and is visited today. "Of the mound marked A, B, C in
Conservators very carefully excavate and consolidate a necklace of terra cotta beads found in the Ravi Phase levels at Harappa in 1998. On the left is Arif Husain of Karachi University assisting Elizabeth Robertson of the Smithsonian Institution.
Detail view of the fill inside the "granary" buttress. Large pottery sherds, bone, and baked brick fragments lie on the bottom with finer silts on the top
"In order to trace some more walls of the two blocks of the Great Granary Mr. Sahni made a few stray extensions about the centre of Trench A both towards the east and west.
Male figurines may be distinguished by genitalia and/or small flat nipples. A few male figurines wear chokers with pendants very similar to those worn by females. Some males are depicted with bowed legs. Approximate dimensions (W x H x D) of the