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Archaeology in Pakistan

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Harappa: Main | Excavations | Mound ET | Mound AB | Walks in the Countryside
Harappa Town | Surrounding Villages

The Archaeology pages of this site focus on two sites of the Indus Valley Civilization - Mohenjo Daro and Harappa. Most focus on Harappa, where I had the pleasure of excavating.

Harappa Pages:

Pictures from Excavations, 1995 and 1996

Mound AB Photos: Ruins and Site Photos

Mound ET Photos: Ruins and Site Photos

Walks around Harappa: Photos from afternoon walks

Harappa Town

Villages surrounding Harappa

Mohenjo Daro:

`Citadel' Mound

`Lower City' Mound

Other Historic Sites in Pakistan:

Takht-i Bahi

Udegram, Swat

Photo on left - Large drain from Mound ET gateway area

Presently there is mainly photos and commentary available here. I will provide more general information, context, and further improvements as time passes. For more information on the Indus Valley Civilization, please refer to Harappa.com. They have excellent photos and links to important scholars in this field. If you have any links to Indus resources, would like to comment, or have anything to say please email me. Thanks.

 

My graduate research at the University of Wisconsin - Madison focused on the Indus Valley Civilization. This Bronze Age society flourished on the Indus Plain in present day Pakistan and parts of India during 3300 to 1900 B.C. Along with developing large well-organized cities, the Harappans organized themselves in a way which shows little evidence for warfare, large palaces, and monopoly of personal wealth. While showing a lesser pre-occupation with the individual than other contemporary civilizations; the Harappans developed major technological and civic innovations. While unknown for Bronze Age civilizations, this is the one ancient civilization you would have wanted to visit or live in, in my opinion.

I took part in excavations at Harappa, one of the largest Indus centers, during the spring of 1995 and 1996. During these excavations, we focused on sections of Mound E and ET, along with the earliest occupation of the site which is found in northern Mound AB.

I would like to thank the Harappa Archaeological Research Project for the opportunity to work at Harappa. For more on the Harappa Archaeological Research Project, go to their page at Harappa.com. I would also like to personally thank Richard Meadow and J. Mark Kenoyer for the invitation to work with them. It was an experience without parallel.

Return to Mango Grove | Buddhist Sites in Pakistan
Harappa: Main | Excavations | Mound ET | Mound AB | Walks in the Countryside | Harappa Town | Surrounding Villages

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