Attempts at replication of ancient techniques through modern experiments (experimental archaeology) is an important part of research at Harappa. Here, J.
Excavators working at ancient Indus Valley civilization sites.
"The excavation of the mounds F and A and B was commenced in the beginning, of January 1921, and continued up to the middle of February. The operations were carried on under my personal supervision . . ." wrote Sahni (p.
Blocks of soil removed from the Ravi phase section were taken to the University of Wisconsin, where they were impregnated with resin and sliced thin for microscopic analysis of cross sections of the bead-making strata.
Excavations were conducted in the narrow space running west from the buttresses and between the interior walls to determine what was inside of the "granary" structure.
In addition to documentation with still photography, J. Mark Kenoyer videoed the "granary" areas excavated and narrated details of the stratigraphy and of the brick construction.
The larger Kot Diji phase kiln, here shown under excavation, had a highly vitrified and reduced interior.
After completing the excavation, the trenches were filled with sifted sediment and the "granary" structures were covered with a protective plaster made of clay and straw.
REM Granary View looking south along the western edge of the REM Granary excavations. Multiple rooms were exposed erodiing from this part of the mound.