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Harappan workshops excavated in India

A 5,000-year-old Harappan industrial production center has been excavated in Northern India. AS far as Harappan sites go, it is the odd one out. The settlement had no fortification walls, no streets cutting at right angles, no citadel where the ruling elite lived, no middle town which housed the residences of

5,000-year-old Harappan skeletons found in India

The 5,000-year-old remains of four individuals from the Harappan civilization have been found in an ancient cemetery in northern India. Jadhav said: “The skeletons of two adult males, a female and a child have been found. With the help of forensic experts, we will try to reconstruct their DNA. We tried

5,000-year-old Harappan stepwell found in India

A stepwell, dating back 5,000 years, has been found in Dholavira, one of the largest cities of the Indus Valley civilization. It's rectangular and 73.4m long, 29.3m wide, and 10m deep. Another site, the ornate Rani ki Vav in Patan, called the queen of stepwells, is already on Unesco list. "This is

Intact granary found at Harappan village

An intact granary with at least seven rooms has been found at Rakhigarhi, the largest Harappan site in India. The four-month-long excavation, led by Professor Vasant Shinde of Deccan College, Pune, was carried out on RGR 4, the fourth of the seven mounds dug up in Rakhigarhi. Among the major finds

Climate change led to collapse of Harappan civilization

New research indicats that climate change led to the demise of the Harappan civilization which one spread across India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh 5,200 years ago. Initially, the monsoon-drenched rivers the researchers identified were prone to devastating floods. Over time, monsoons weakened, enabling agriculture and civilization to flourish along flood-fed riverbanks