The northern end of Mound AB, shown here from the North, comprises more than 17 meters of occupational debris beginning on top of an old levee of the river Ravi and continuing up from the Ravi [Aspect of the Hakra] phase (Period 1 from before 3300 to
Ancient Indus civilization houses.
View of Harappa Mound AB Trench 39N from the North showing the earliest Ravi [Aspect of the Hakra] phase occupation levels (Period IA, ca. 3300 BC). These levels revealed traces of post molds from houses that were oriented N-S/E-W.
Mackay writes about the large building in Block 22 (p. 152): "At the floor level of the Late II Phase this building measured 51 feet 3 inches, North-South, by 56 ft. long at the north and about 54 feet 9 ins. at the south.
A long wharf connected the dockyard to the main warehouse, which was located on a plinth some 3.5 meters above the ground.
[Original 1931 text] "Houses XXV and XXVI are built on the foundations of a large structure of the Intermediate I Period, of which onoy the back or west wall has been exposed. House XXV faces towards the south and like No.
Mackay continues about the building in Block 22 (p. 153): "There are, for instance, two footings, each about 6 ins. Wide, along the southern side of room 3, the lower one 8.3 ft. and the other 6.2 ft.
Near the warehouse, also on a high plinth, is the upper town or acropolis which spans 128 by 61 meters and has extensive drainage systems.
Ravi phase houses seem to have been constructed with wooden supports and walls made of plastered reeds. A lump of plaster with reed impressions is seen in this image.
Mackay speculates on the owner of this building in Block 22, which may have looked something like this sketch by him of another Indus home (p. 154): I am inclined to think that this building was the house of some rich personage, for it is very