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  • Gregory L. Possehl


Site adjacent to an ancient, now dry, course of the Sutlej River in Ludhiana District, Punjab, India. It is almost entirely covered by a modern village but was subjected to eight seasons of excavations between 1968 and 1985 that revealed a stratified sequence of eight periods. The earliest level (Period I) contained Bronze Age mud structures associated with copper tools, faience bangles and cornelian inlays. The ceramic finds comprised Bara Ware and pottery of Cemetery H type (c. 2000–1750 bc) that included the survival of some pre-Harappan designs. Period II was characterized by Painted Grey Ware (1000–450 bc), with an overlap of Northern Black Polished Ware (600–200 bc), which was primarily found in the levels of Period III. Period IV was distinguished by typical figurines of the Shunga dynasty dated c. 2nd–1st century bc. Period V contained a terracotta coin mould of the Indo-Parthian...

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