A large concentration of straw impressions was found in one part of the floor next to the platform, but there is no evidence of chaff from processing grain as was suggested by earlier excavators (Trench 43).
Excavated Ancient Indus Civilization platforms.
Overview of Trench 57 excavations that were continued in 2001 to reveal massive baked brick wall voids and additional baked brick drains. Looking West.
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer excavating and sampling the sediments associated with the HARP-excavated platform, which was partly robbed of baked bricks during the Harappan period itself (Trench 43). Pottery found under the platforms permits them to be
Greenish clay layers were found in a deep depression in the center of the HARP-excavated platform. One theory that is being investigated is that the platform and the central pit were used for production of indigo dye (Trench 43).
The UM excavations conducted by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964-65 exposed a massive mud brick platform on top of which were built numerous brick buildings separated by narrow lanes.
The UM excavations conducted by Dr. G. F. Dales in 1964-65 exposed a massive mud brick platform that was used to raise a group of brick buildings several meters above the street level which was seen in the foreground.
A large section of the mud brick platform in the UM Area was removed to be sure that it was not concealing other brick structures.
Jano Goth (Edith Shahr: B19), Bela: prehistoric site from center to right, platform-house site on the left.