These tiny steatite beads were found in the Harappan cemetery and come from an elaborate hair ornament worn by a male individual. Each bead is less than .01 cm long and less than .01 cm diameter.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
Faience beads of different shapes and colors were found in the bead pot (83). Some of these appear to be imitations of the natural stones; deep azure blue lapis lazuli, blue-green turquoise and banded to imitate banded agate.
Plan of Vat's excavations showing circular platforms. In some cases remnants of the baked brick walls that probably surrounded each platform can be seen on the plan, although earlier and later walls are also shown. From M.S.
Top plan view of Harappan (Period 3) and Early Harappan (Period 2) walls on the west side of Trench 54.
Excavations during the 1997-2001 seasons were carried out inside perimeter wall . Here a partial plan of those excavations shows superimposed levels of Period 3C buildings, all mostly robbed of their baked brick walls.
This bead was thought to be the earliest glass in the subcontinent, dating at least to 1700 BC. Trench 38, Late Harappan Period. However, subsequent analysis in 2008 has determined that it is not glass, but some form of crystalline rock.
The circular platform excavated by Wheeler in 1946 (left) and the one excavated by HARP in 1998 (right). Both of these platforms were found inside small square rooms that originally had baked brick walls, subsequently removed by brick robbers (Trench
Large ladle found with burial pottery in a disturbed burial of the Harappan cemetery. Shell ladles were probably used in special rituals for dispensing sacred liquids such as water or oil.