The cross section of the Ravi phase pit shows multiple episodes of filling and plastering. The contents were collected for flotation, which recovered seeds of barley and wheat as well as some charred wood.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
The paleotopography represents the pre-occupation topography as it may have existed about 5000 years ago.
During the Ravi Phase (circa 3300-2800 BCE) the earliest inhabitants lived in huts made of wooden posts probably covered with reeds and clay. They stored grain and other foodstuffs in small bell shaped pits that were plastered with fine clay.
A broken steatite tablet (H97-3431/7615-01) was recovered from deposits just below the fired brick revetment of the "granary" platform and dates to Harappa Period 3B (2450-2200 BC).
This photograph of a jar illustrated in the center of Trench A(e) (Vats 1947, Plate IX), shows the base of a large jar that was probably used as a latrine.
After surface collections, the Trench 54 area of Mound E was selected for excavations because it allowed the exposure of a large area of the earliest levels of the ancient Harappan Period city, dating to approximately 2600-2450 BC.
A few female figurines from Harappa have a sort of "tiara" attached to the front of the fan-shaped headdress. Approximate dimensions (W x H x D): 6.0 x 8.7 x 3.9 cm.