The Old Word > Surkotda.
BC, the Harappans came to Surkotada and built a fortified citadel and residential annexe,
made of mud brick, mud lumps and rubble containing houses with bathrooms and drains. They
had painted pottery with Indus alphabet painted on the pots, chert blades and copper
objects, a typical Harappa seal has also been found. Other interesting finds are clay
linga like objects evidently of cult significance.
A piece of
charred rope adds to the variety of the finds. Bones of the Equus from the earliest
levels are the other important discovery in that they show the animal was known to the
Harappans. Some important finds are a typical Harappan terracotta seal, a heavy copper
chisel, a hoard of copper beads and bangles and terracotta toys,tanks and beads besides
animal skeletal remains of the horse, camel, elephant and sheep. The Harappans buried the
bones of their dead in small oval pits and put jars and dishes on a stand probably for
keeping food etc. and covered it with a huge slab. This practice is unprecedented in the
Harappan burial tradition.
excavations have revealed that the Harappans lived here along with an antecedent culture
with all their typical modes of habitation and cultural assemblage and continued even
after the mature phase was over.
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