A particular structure which was previously discovered exposed was found to be a kiln and about two cultural periods are identified including the early historic period and also the Harappan Civilization, from the remnants of Desalpur. In those days, houses were constructed adjoining the surface of the defensive or reinforcement wall. Such a plan was followed to protect the homes from floods, rather than merely for the purpose of ordinary defence mechanisms.
Archaeological Remains at Desalpur
Various instances of Harappan pottery-ware have been unearthed from Desalpur, besides some ancient 'glazed ware', a particular form of pottery craft at the lowest levels of the civilization of Mohenjodaro. They were thin grey wares which were decorated with lines of bluish-green pigment, which were beautiful paintings. Terracotta seals, copper seals, steatite seals and two scripts engraved with seals have also been discovered from this part of the country. Other artefacts found include ceramic wares, beads composed of semi precious stones, faience, copper arrowhead, chert blades and others.
It is said that reserved slip ware belongs to Mesopotamia. Two polychrome wares, one adorned with white, purple and black designs and the other painted in shades of sepia are also available here. Archaeologists have discovered that these artefacts are quite similar to those found in the Harappan sites in Sindh, which suggest that the Harappans of Kutch and Sindh freely interacted amongst each other. Desalpur is considered to be amongst the most significant archaeological sites in Gujarat.
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