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.
Harappa, Punjab ancient Indus civilization excavations, figurines, seals and other objects.
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.
Pedestaled vessels such as this hand-built painted bowl-on-stand of the Ravi Phase appear to be the predecessors of a vessel form that becomes more common during the later Kot Diji and Harappa Phases.
A terracotta fragment with fabric impression from Trench 54 provides clues on the types of weaving carried out by the ancient Harappans.
The multiple-strand belt on some of the female figurines is often accompanied by a plain short "skirt". The applied decorations on the belt may represent beads or other decorations. Approximate dimensions (W x H x D): 3.8 x 7.3 x 2.0 cm.
After wet screening, the Ravi phase microdebitage, larger flakes, broken drills, and even microbeads are sorted according to type of artifact and kind and color of stone.