Pot with beads 83

In the end, the small Late Harappan Period Pot yielded 133 beads and other decorative objects. Although left behind by a bead collector at almost 1700 BCE, the wide variety of beads and other objects found inside the pot belong to all periods of Harappan occupation. In addition to carnelian and faience beads, which are the most numerous, the vessel contained what we first thought was a red-brown glass bead. Analysis conducted by Robert Brill and his colleagues at the Corning Museum of Glass have determined that it is not glass, but some form of crystalline rock.