Three groups of tablets can be defined on the basis of the type of tool used to incise them and the style of inscribing. The most complex script sign appears to have been made with different numbers of strokes for each of the three groups.
Ancient Indus civilization tablets.
For the second group of tablets the leading edge of the incision is more rounded and there are grooves along the wide slope of the cutting angle. The third type of tool is equally distinct.
Scanning Electron Microscope analysis of the incising marks on the steatite tablets indicates the use of three different specialized bronze graving tools (see 58). Each tablet was first shaped from raw unfired steatite and then incised with the
Sixteen three sided tablets (c. 2300 BCE) with incised inscription on each face were found all together in the debris that had been dumped over the curtain wall (54). On one of the three sides is an inscription that is identical to the last two signs
Molded tablets from Trench 11 sometimes have impressions on one, two, three or four sides. This group of molded tablets shows the complete set of motifs.
Plano convex molded tablet showing a female deity battling two tigers and standing above an elephant. A single Indus script depicting a spoked wheel is above the head of the deity.
On the reverse (89), an individual is spearing a water buffalo with
Plano convex molded tablet showing an individual spearing a water buffalo with one foot pressing the head down and one arm holding the tip of a horn.
Terra cotta tokens or tablets from Harappa. In Area G, south of the recently discovered gateway on Mound ET(20), excavators found a concentration of as many as 31 identical cylindrical terracotta tablets (top center), but it is not known what they
A collection of seals and tablets from a single house along the main street leading to the southern gateway of Mound E at Harappa.