Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
To the south of the "granary" or "great hall" at Harappa is an area with numerous circular working platforms that were built inside small rooms or courtyards. These circular working platforms may have been used for husking grain.
After marking, the entire excavation team is called in to map and eventually collect the bead manufacturing debris and all of the sediment from each layer of Ravi phase floors.
From left to right, a miniature version of a cylindrical perforated jar made of terracotta, a cubical chert stone weight, a small terracotta cylindrical drinking vessel, with a toy terracotta spinning top incorrectly placed on it upside down to serve
There are no answers to the purpose of this structure; current speculation suggests it may have been a palace for a ruler or a ruling group, or perhaps even a building for priests such as the later Buddhist monasteries.
Mohammad Nawaz (center) and Zaman (right) holding replicas of hand-built Ravi style pottery. Bashir on the left holds an original Ravi bowl-on-stand that dates to around 3300 BCE.
Deep digging at the southeast corner of the "granary" revealed an earlier building [wall 330] constructed along the same east-west alignment. This structure could have been built as early as the beginning of Period 3B, ca. 2450 BC.
A terracotta fragment with fabric impression from Trench 54 provides clues on the types of weaving carried out by the ancient Harappans.