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INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION -23 IMPORTANT HARAPPAN SITES DETAILS-LIST IAS PRELIMS-2015


 IMPORTANT HARAPPAN SITES
updated on 5 august 2015

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This topic listed some of the most important sites of Indus valley civilisation or Harappan civilization along with the sites of finding,excavator of Harappan sites,year   river and findings(objects which excavators find from the Harappan sites).   



S.NOSiteExcavator/
year
RiverFindings
1
Harappa 
Montogomery,
Pakistan
Ram Sahini
(1921-1923)
Ravi
Gateway city,fortified wall,workmen’s quarter,copper Chariot with canopy,R-37cementry vanity case,seven layers showing pre-Harappan to late late Harappan stage,two statues(red stone torso and a dancer).copper specimen of bullock cart.
2
Mohenjodaro(Sindh)
R.DBanerji
(1922)
Indus
“Mound of the dead”-well known for the Great Bath,Great Granary,Collegiate Building and Assembly Hall. A stealite male head with flowing hair,long beared;the bronze dancing girl and complex toys.
3
Kalibangan
(Hanumangarh Rajasthan)
Amalnand Ghosh
Ghaggar
Mud-brick fortification,stone blade,cart wheel a grave in east-west direction,discovery of a plough field,no drainage system,wall bifurcating citadel.
4
Koti-Diji (sind)
Fazl Ahmed Khan(1955)
Indus
Defensive wall,wheel turned pottery. Blade Industry and houses of stone.
5
Chanhu-Daro(sind)
N.G Mazumdar Mackay(1931)
Indus
Brick or Stone fortification,curved bricks for bath tubs,water tanks,intersecting circles painted on jars,toys like decorated carts with humped oxen,fish compartmented seals of faience,bronze shafthole axe.
6
Amri(sind)
N.G Mazumdar
Indus
Evidence of antelope ditches,shopping complex,traces of drainage and platforms ,bronze tools and knives
7
Ropar(Punjab)
Y.D Sharma(1953)
Sutlej
Ware with and without slip,black and red ware and ochre-coloured ware spouted vessels and copper objects.
8
Banwali Hissar,(Hayana)
R.S Bist(1973)
Saraswati
Pre Harappan and Harappan sites;remain of streets and drains;traces of barley.
9
Alamgirpur,Merrut
(western U.P)
B.S Samaj(1953)
Hiddon
Pottery;black ware,red ware,plant fossils,animal bone and copper tools.
10
Suktagendor(Baluchistan)
G.Dates(1962)
Dast
Trade point between Harappa and Babylon;situated on natural rock;western most site.
11
Lothal Ahemedabad(Gujarat)
S.R Rao(1957)
Bhogwa
A coastal site,dockyard built with brick discovery of dyeing-vats,large cemetery ,rice grain funnel,evidence of cotton,bead factory ,pottery with the painting of ‘clever fox’;Iranian Seal,Ivory etc.
12Surkotada(Gujarat)
Jaga Pati(1964)
Joshi
Flourishing urban centres,elaborate fortification shipping complex,large stone-age jar with a short inscription,bead industry,antimony rod,fossils remains of horses.
13
Rangpur(Gujarat)
Vats(1931)
S.R Rao (1953)
Bhandar
Surrounded by a fort,local Rangpur Pottery(red ware,lustrous red ware),plant remains(rice,millets and possibly bajara)and copper rod
14
Rojdi(Gujarat)
ASI(1962)
Bhadar
Red Pottery, perforated jars and sprinklers
15
Sotkakoh(Baluchistan)
Dales(1962)
Shadikaur
-
16
Rakhigarhi jind(haryana)
Suraj Bhan(1968)
-
-
17
Malvana(Gujarat)
J.P Joshi(1967)
Tapti
-
18
Bhagatrav,(Gujarat)
ASI
Tapti
-
19
Dholavira(Gujarat)
R.SBist
(1990)
Runn of Kutch
Several cultural stages;three parts of city;unique water management,first evidence of stone architecture,largest Harappan inscription,use of fire-altars.


20
Balathal(Rajasthan)
ASI
--
21
Manda(J&K)
1979-1980
Chenab
-
22
Kunal(Haryana)

Saraswati
Silver crown
23
Mitathal,Bhiwani,(Haryana)
Suraj Bhan(1968)
-
Copper Axe
INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION -IMPORTANT HARAPPAN SITES-LIST

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