"Ebrahim uncovered a large storage jar on his side of the balk, set at the same level as mine, in the angle of a landing at the top of a little staircase. And what ajar!
Ancient Indus civilization and earlier pottery.
Mundigak III (3400-2900 BCE) and IV (2900-2400 BCE) pottery with geometric designs. Aurore Didier asks in his article The use of colour in the Protohistoric pottery from Pakistani Balochistan and from Mundigak (Afghanistan): Cultural Identities and
Dated to Mundigak III (3400-2900 BCE). In his article The use of colour in the Protohistoric pottery from Pakistani Balochistan and from Mundigak (Afghanistan): Cultural Identities and Technical Traditions, Aurore Didier writes: "The technological
Daya Ram Sahni found objects he quickly called "inkpot[s] of the shape used in old type Pathsalaif and maktabs to this day" (p. 13). One of these was found in Trench C – "No. C. 2 has three holes in the mouth for the string" (p.
Three more examples, all from Mound F, of what Daya Ram Sahni immediately identified as inkpots. "The other portable antiquities recovered in this Mound F, though not numerous, all point to a high antiquity.