Urban Process in the Indus Tradition: A Preliminary Model from Harappa

Above: A view of modern Harappa city which is built on top of a large portion of the ancient mound. Many of the streets and houses of the modern town are built directly above earlier streets and houses of ancient Harappa.

In this paper the author present a brief summary of the find­ings from the first five years of the current excavations at Harappa and a preliminary model for conceptual­izing the growth of Harappa as a city in the wider context of the Indus Tradition.. The value of such a model is that it allows more specific compar­isons within the Indus region and West Asia and helps to define and direct future research.