Raw Materials

Articles on natural resources and raw materials in the ancient Indus civilization

Evaluating Potential Lapis Lazuli Sources for Ancient South Asia Using Sulfur Isotope Analysis

"Lazurite - the constituent of lapis lazuli that gives the rock its blue color - is a rare mineral in nature," writes Randall Law, and there is likely to have been only one source in the region during ancient times, the Badakhshan mines in Afghanistan.

Lithic Production: The Excavation of RH962 Flint Mine and Flint Knapping Workshops on the Rohri Hills

Excavation of RH962 Flint Mine and Flint Knapping Workshops on the Rohri Hills

This paper considers one aspect of the research conducted by the Italian Archaeological Mission in Sindh, more specifically the discovery of the Indus flint mines of the III millennium BC in the Rohri Hills, and the excavations carried out at flint mine RH962.

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