J. Mark Kenoyer sitting in the right foreground takes notes during excavations at the southwest corner of the "granary" (Trench 1SW). The baked brick revetment of the "granary" platform is in the foreground, the southernmost baked brick wall of the
Excavators working at ancient Indus Valley civilization sites.
Excavations in 1997 at the southeast corner of the "granary" area were undertaken to recover a full sequence of pottery, architectural features, and inscribed objects.
Mohammad Sahmoon (left) and Saeed Ahmad with newly discovered steatite tablet and raw steatite block from Trench 54 South.
The locations of all important artifacts from Trench 54 South were carefully mapped using standard triangulation methods supplemented by printouts of digital overviews.
Randy Law, a graduate student from the University of Wisconsin - Madison assisted with the excavation and documentation of Trench 54 South. Here he is using a digital camera to take close up images of manufacturing debris.
J. Mark Kenoyer using the bamboo ladder to get an overview of the excavation area in Trench 54 South. Photography is done using digital, film, and video cameras.
Mohammad Shamoon (black turban) and Abdul Sattar (flowered turban) are highly trained excavators who have worked with the Harappa project since 1986. Here they are carefully uncovering manufacturing debris in Trench 54 South.
The excavations of the lower slope area of Trench 54 South revealed a robbed brick wall void filled with rubble (foreground) and a room filled with manufacturing debris from faience and steatite working.
After scraping the surface, excavations of the upper slope of Trench 54 South revealed scattered bricks and a terra cotta molded tablet.