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Archaeological excavation reveals 5,200-year-old Harappan settlement in Gujarat

“Archaeological excavation reveals 5,200-year-old Harappan settlement in Gujarat”, News X, April 4, 2024:

“The ancient Indus Valley civilization, known for its remarkable contributions to human history, continues to fascinate scholars and enthusiasts alike. Recent excavations conducted by archaeologists from Kerala University in collaboration with various institutions have unearthed significant evidence shedding light on an Early Harappan settlement in Kachchh district, Gujarat.

In a collaborative project, researchers led by assistant professors Abhayan G.S. and Rajesh S.V. from Kerala University made remarkable discoveries at Padta Bet, situated approximately 1.5 km away from the Early Harappan necropolis of Juna Khatiya in Gujarat. The excavation, conducted last month, revealed a 5,200-year-old Harappan settlement nestled on the slopes of a small hillock known locally as Padta Bet.

The archaeological findings at Padta Bet included remnants of circular and rectangular structures constructed from locally available sandstone and shales. These structures, along with pottery shards, artefacts, and animal bone fragments, offer valuable insights into the cultural evolution of the region spanning from the Early Harappan to Late Harappan periods, circa 3200 BCE to 1700 BCE……”

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