Inscribed Material from the Harappan Site of Karanpura, Rajasthan (India)


A fascinating look at inscribed objects from a site near Rakigarhi, which goes from the inscriptions that likely belonged to spindle whorls used by weavers to more complex identity and other graffiti markers that may have designated ownership in early Indus phases. Key signs on ceramics are discussed among the 130 distinct ones identified, including some new ones. The complexity of these signs is remarkable. An interesting seal with a pipal leaf as the "standard" below the unicorn is also presented. Full of new information from a recently excavated site.