Camel Skeleton Mohenjo-daro [34] 16

Camel Skeleton Mohenjo-daro

Area not known

Overview of a camel skeleton (Camelus sp.) that was buried in a pit associated with buildings made from complete and broken Harappan. Meadow (1984:134) suggests that the structures were built in the later part of the Harappan Period due to their irregular construction (circa 2000-1900 BC). The entire carcass of what appears to be a 1 year old camel was buried after the buildings were no longer being used, but how much later is not known. The species of the camel, Bactrian or Dromedary, cannot be determined from the bones in the photo.

Reference: Meadow 1984-Fig 14.1

No. 34 "1025 34" penciled in back at two different times