Overview of Trench 39 North, looking at the Harappan and Late Harappan Period levels. The brick wall is part of a large building that was constructed with wooden beams and columns.
Ancient Indus civilization houses.
Continued excavations in 2000 focused on the northern area of Trench 43. Here too were found fallen walls and well preserved living floors. Note the Period 3C circular platform in the background at a considerably lower level.
Some houses had small staircases leading to a second story or to a platform for pouring water into a bathing area.
The doors of later buildings can be seen in the upper levels of the wall to the left. The gradual tapering of the walls in the far right was an intentional architectural feature to avoid collapse of the upper floors.
Cemetery H house wall and floor level dating to around 1700 BCE Complete bricks used to make the wall indicates an active brick industry rather than the decline previously assumed.
Baked brick drains and possible doorways were missed by brick robbers in Trench 57 West. The massive mud brick platforms may have served as foundations for houses.
In Trench 57 West, excavations in 2001 revealed a large paving of backed bricks that may have been part of a courtyard or room originally bordered by massive baked brick walls.
These rooms of a house are located at the edge of the area excavated by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964 (UM Area). The room has a nodule floor fill and clearly defined fired brick walls.