Which was not found in the excavation of Harappan sites ?

Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Findings of Harappan Sites

    Pre-Historic Period-Question 33

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.33. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites ?
 A. Fort
B. Temple with Shikhar
C. Reservoirs
D. Drains and Well

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period.

33. Which among the following has not been found in the excavation of Harappan sites ?
A. Fort
B. Temple with Shikhar
C. Reservoirs
D. Drains and Well

Temple with Shikhar

Note: Shikhar over the sanctum sanctorum (The innermost sanctuary of a temple),a place where the presiding deity is enshrined is the most prominent and visible part of a Hindu temple in North India. Shikhar was a major feature the medieval times.

🔑Key Points

No temples have been excavated from the sites of Harappan Civilization. They used to worship 'Mother and Pashupati Maharaj'. Yoni and Lingam worship culture was also prevelant in Harappa.

Cow has not been found in the excavation in Terracotta of Indus Valley sites. Cow was related to vedic culture not from Indus civilization.

Sugarcane also not been found in the Indus civilization.

✔The important material findings at Harappa include pottery, chert blades, copper or bronze implements, terracotta figurines, seals and sealing, weights, etc.

✔The Archaeological theory is based on the interpretation of evidences and findings during excavation for a better understanding of human cultures. The archaeological record can consist of the earliest ancient findings as well as contemporary artefacts.

Here, giving a list of Archaeological Finding & Evidences of the Prehistoric & Indus Valley Civilisation which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.


Important Findings of Harappa site are:


• Chert blades.

• Copper or bronze implements.

• Terracotta figurines.

• Seals and sealing.

• Cubical Limestone weights.

• Faience Slag.

• Sandstone statues of Human anatomy.

• Bullock cart.

• Granaries.

• Coffin burials.

• Marine shells.

Important Findings of Mohenjo-Daro are:

• Many bronze and copper pieces such as figurines and bowls.

• Furnaces.

• Dancing girl statue in Bronze.

• Seal of a man with deer.

• Elephants.

• Tiger and rhinos around- (Considered to be Pashupati Seal).

• Steatite statue of beard man.

• Great bath.

• Granary.

• Bronze Buffalo.

• Unicorn Seals.

Important Findings of Kalibangan are:

• Ploughed field.

• a cylindrical seal.

• an incised terracotta cake.

• Camel’s bone.

• Copper Ox.

• Wooden plough.

• Evidence of earthquake.

• Wooden drainage.

• Lower fortified town.

• Fire alters.

• Furrowed land.

• Marine shells.

Important Findings of Lothal are:

• Dockyard

• Port Town

• Rice husk

• Fire alters

• Chess-playing

• Graveyard

• Ivory weight balance

• Copper dog

• First manmade port

Important Findings of Dholavira are:

• Rock – Cut architecture.

• Unique water harnessing system

• Dams.

• Embankments.

• Stadium.

• Exclusive water management

• Cascading series of giant water reservoir .

• Two multi-purpose grounds, one of which was used for festivities and other as a marketplace.

• Nine gates with unique designs.

• Funerary architecture featuring tumulus — hemispherical structures like the Buddhist Stupas.

• Cities built by stones instead of bricks.

Important Findings of Surkotada site are:

• Bones of horses.

• Beads.

• Stone Covered Beads.

Important Findings of Chanhudaro site are:

• The footprint of a dog chasing a cat.

• Cart with a seated driver.

• Bangle Factory.

• Ink Pot.

• Bead makers shop.

• Cotton cloth traces preserved on silver or bronze objects.

Important Findings of Banawali site are:

• The only city with radial streets.

• Toy plough.

• The largest number of barley grains.

• Beads.

• Barley.

• Oval shaped settlement surrounded by massive brick defences.

• Marine shells.

Important Findings of Sutkagendor are:

• Stone Arrowheads.

• Shell Beads.

• Pottery.

• Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex(BMAC) associated Copper-Bronze Disc.

• Trade point between Harappa and Babylon.

• Flint Blades.

• Stone Vessels.

Important Findings of Amri are:

• Antelope evidence.

• Rhinoceros’ evidence.


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