The coast of Sindh and Makran have many sheltered bays and ancient Harappan sites have been located along the coast to the border of modern Iran.
Ancient Indus Valley civilization boats and shipping related materials.
A traditional bullock cart and flat bottomed ferry boat are still used for local transport along the Indus River near the ancient site of Mohenjo-daro, Sindh, in Pakistan.
Terra cotta toy boat from Harappa. Such toys may have been used by children. Harappa Archaeological Research Project.
Three sided molded tablet. One side shows a flat bottomed boat with a central hut that has leafy fronds at the top of two poles. Two birds sit on the deck and a large double rudder extends from the rear of the boat.
Flat bottomed ferry boats are used even today to help travelers cross the Indus River near Mohenjo-daro.