Careful excavation resulted in the finding and preservation of this Kot Diji phase coiled basketry impression.
Kot Diji Phase (3300-2600 BCE) related sites and objects. This pre-ancient Indus culture is named after the site of Kot Diji on the east bank of the Indus River in Khairpur province, Sindh, and was excavated between 1955 and 1957.
Southwest of the hills lies the famous pre-Harappan and Harappan site of Kot Diji. From the surface of the site, it is very easy to collect flint artefacts obtained from Rohri Hills raw material.
The quarry pits investigated so far belong to the
The earliest animal figurines from Harappa are Early Harappan (Ravi Phase, Period 1 and Kot Diji Phase, Period 2) zebu figurines. They are typically very small with joined legs and stylized humps.
North end of Harappa Mound AB, looking down on the Kot Diji phase levels from the heights above the Harappa phase baked brick wall (on the right) that has been covered with protective plaster for conservation.
Overview of Harappa Mound AB, Trench 39N, showing the Kot Diji phase levels in the foreground and the Harappa phase levels above, beginning with a baked brick drain (on the far left) and ending with the brick wall that can be seen just behind and
View of the reverse of the elephant seal (H2000-4474/8994-01) from the Kot Diji phase levels, shows manufacturing marks and traces of a perforated knob or boss that is characteristic of Early Harappan seals.
Obverse of an unfinished elephant seal (H2000-4474/8994-01) in steatite from the Kot Diji phase levels at Harappa. This is the earliest seal with an elephant motif known from the region and may have been a prototype for later Indus seals.
On this Kot Diji phase steatite button seal from Harappa (H2000-4495 / 9597-01), traces of blue-green glaze can be seen (upper center and left center). Similar seals have been found at other Kot Diji period sites and even in distant Central Asia.
In Kot Diji phase sediment that had washed into the street, Brad Chase discovered a button seal (close-up in 44) quite similar to seals recovered from the site of Rehman Dheri in to the Northwest in the Gomal Valley.