Early Beadmakers of the Indus Tradition

Steatite Beads Mehrgarh

This paper examines a reconstruction of the techniques used by the ancient beadmakers for the production of 'steatite' beads in Mehrgarh (Pakistan) during the fifth century (BCE). Additionally, it includes an in-depth analysis of the methodologies and modern technologies employed in the comparative study between the discovered artifacts and the replications crafted to mimic the historical bead production methods.