Remains of a pottery kiln at Kasota Qila Mound II.
Kilns excavated from ancient Indus civilization and related sites.
The larger Kot Diji phase kiln, here shown under excavation, had a highly vitrified and reduced interior.
Excavations in 1996 revealed two Period 2 small kilns for making figurines and bangles, as well as preserved floors with Kot Diji style pottery, beads, and figurines
Harappa Mound AB, Trench 39N, showing the Kot Diji phase (Period 2, ca. 2800-2600 BC) and later levels during excavation.
Period 4 (Late Harappan transitional) kiln with hollow lower fire box and arched floor with holes for allowing heat to enter the upper firing chamber. This type of kiln was introduced at Harappa ca.
A glazed terra cotta kiln setter with bone fused onto the splayed surface appears to have been an important part of the firing process in the Trench 54 South faience workshop.
Part of a terra cotta kiln setter found in the Trench 54 South workshop debris. The tip is not vitrified and may have been buried in ash during the firing process.
Flat, uneven, pottery discs used as baffles in the firing process were found in the pit with kiln debris from Trench 54 (slide 12). Two of these, broken during the firing of the kiln, bear the foot prints of small children.