Ansari, Zainuddin Dawood. Excavations at Kayatha

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Introduction

Acknowledgements

The Site

Culture Sequence

1. Kayatha Culture (circa 2000–1800 B.c.)

Period Ii: Ahar Culture (circa 1700 To 1500 B.c.)

Period Iii: Malwa Culture (circa 1500 To 1200 B.c.)

Period Iv: Early Historic (circa 600 B.c. To 200 B.c.)

Period V: Sunga-kushan-gupta Period (circa 200 B.c. To 600 A.d.)

Strata And Structures

Structures

Pottery

Period I: The Kayatha Ware

Kayatha Ware A. Thick Fabric. (figs. 6–9)

Kayatha Ware B. Thin Fabric (figs. 9–11)

The Red-on-buff Ware (fig. 11–14)

Sherds With Painted Designs

Sherds With Graffiti

The Kayatha Combed Ware

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Type 20—bowls (fig. 14)

Type 21 — Basins (fig. 16)

Type 22 — Storage Jars (fig. 18)

Combed Designs (fig. 18)

The Plain Hand-made Ware

Type 23 — Storage Jars (fig. 19)

Type 24 — Bases (fig. 21)

Type 25 — Handis (fig. 22)

Type 26 — Basins (fig. 22)

Hand-made Decorated Pottery

Type 27 — Basins (fig. 24)

Type 28 — Storage Jars (fig. 24)

Incised And Applique Designs (fig. 25)

Pottery-period Ii

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The Painted Black-and-red Ware

Type 29 — Bowls (fig. 26)

Type 30 — Deep Bowls (fig. 27)

Type 31 — Lota (fig. 27)

Designs

The Red Slipped Ware

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Type 32 — Jags (figs. 28, 29).

Type 33 — Bowls (fig. 29)

Type 34 — Handi (fig. 29)

Type 35 — Kunda (fig. 29)

Type 36 — Storage Jar (fig. 29)

Designs (figs. 30, 31)

Applique Designs (fig. 32)

Coarse Red/grey Ware

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Type 37 — Bowls (fig. 32)

Type 38 — Dishes (fig. 32)

Type 39 — Dish-on-stand (fig. 32)

Type 40 — Jars (fig. 33)

Type 41 — Lipped Bowls (fig. 33)

Type 42 — Handis (fig. 33)

Type 43 — Pans (fig. 34)

Type 44 — Decorated Pans (fig. 35)

Type 45 — Basin (fig. 35)

Type 46 — Platters (fig. 35)

Type 47 — Lids (fig. 36)

Type 48 — Handle (fig. 36)

Decorated Sherds (figs. 36, 37)

Burnished Red/grey Ware

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Type 49 — Jars (fig. 38)

Type 50 — Dish (fig. 38)

Designs (fig. 38)

The Black Slipped Ware

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Type 51 — Jar (fig. 38)

Designs (fig. 38)

Pottery-period Iii

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I — The Black-and-red Ware

Painted Designs

The Malwa Ware

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Fabric A

Type 57 — Bowl/kundas (fig. 40)

Type 58 — Bowls (fig. 41)

Type 59 — Dishes (fig. 41)

Type 60 — Dishes-on-stand (fig. 41)

Type 61 — Jars (fig. 42)

Type 62 — Vases (fig. 43)

Type 63 — Kunda (fig. 43)

Type 64 — Platter (fig. 43)

Type 65 — Stands (fig. 43)

Designs (fig. 44)

The Malwa Ware

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Fabric B

Figs. 47 To 49

Type 66 — Bowls (fig. 47)

Type 67 — Lotas (fig. 47)

Designs (fig. 48)

The Red Slipped Ware

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Period Iii

Fig. 50

Type 68 — Storage Jar (fig. 50)

Incised Designs. (fig. 50)

Applique Designs (fig. 50)

Coarse Red/grey Ware Period Iii

Figs. 51–55

Type 69 — Bowls (fig. 51)

Type 70 — Dish (fig. 51)

Type 71 — ‘handi’ (fig. 51)

Type 71 — Kunda (basin) (fig. 51)

Type 73 — Pans (fig. 52)

Type 74 — Dish-on-stand (fig. 52)

Type 75 — Jars (fig. 53)

Type 76 — Lids (fig. 53)

Type 77 — Stands (fig. 54)

Designs (fig. 55)

Pottery — Period Iv

(i) The Red Slipped Ware

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Type 78 — Bowls (fig. 56)

Type 79 — Basins (fig. 56)

Type 80 — Vases (fig. 57)

Type 81 — Storage Jars (fig. 58)

(ii) The Red Ware

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Type 82 — Bowls (fig. 58)

Type 83 — Dishes (fig. 58)

Type 84 — Vases (fig. 59)

Type 85 — Lids (fig. 59)

(iii) The Black-and-red Ware

Fig. 59

Type 86 — Bowls (fig. 59)

Type 87 — Dishes (fig. 60)

(iv) Coarse Red Ware

Fig. 60

Type 88 — Basins (fig. 60)

Type 89 — Vase (fig. 61)

(v) The N.b.p. Ware

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Type 90 — Bowls (fig. 61)

Fig. 61

Type 91 — Dish (fig. 61)

Pottery — Period V

(i) The Red Slipped Ware

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Type 92 — Bowl (fig. 62)

Type 93 — Dishes (fig. 62)

Type 94 — Basins (fig. 62)

Type 95 — Handis (fig. 62)

Type 96 — Jars (fig. 63)

Type 97 — Cup (fig. 63)

Type 98 — Lids (fig. 63)

Type 99 — Spouts (fig. 63)

Type 100 — Bottle (fig. 63)

Designs (fig. 64)

(ii) The Red Ware

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Type 101 — Bowl (fig. 64)

Type 102 — Cups (fig. 64)

Type 103 — Miniature Vessels (fig. 64)

Type 104 — Vases (fig. 64)

Type 106 — Lids And Covers (fig. 65)

Type 106 — Lids And Govers (fig. 65)

(iii) The Grey Ware

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Type 107 — Handis (fig. 65)

Type 108 — Basins (fig. 65)

Type 109 — Jars (fig. 66)

Type 110 — Lids (fig. 66)

Type 111 — Spout (fig. 66)

Decoration (fig. 66)

(iv) The Red Painted Ware

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Type 112 — Cup (fig. 67)

Type 113 — Jars (fig. 67)

(v) The Hand-made Ware

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Type 114 — Basins (fig. 67)

Type 115 — Storage Jars (fig. 68)

Type 116 — Pan (fig. 68)

Design — (fig. 68)

(vi) The Glazed Ware

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Type 117 — Cup (fig. 68)

(vii) Decorated Pottery

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Type 118 — Bowls (fig. 68)

(viii) The Chinese Glazed Ware (fig. 68)

6. Other Finds

A. Blade Industry (fig. 69 And Pl. Viii)

Cores (fig. 69, Pl. Viii).

Parallel-sided Flakes (fig. 69)

Serrated Blades (fig. 69)

Blunted-back Blades (fig. 69)

Pen-knife Blades (fig. 69)

Points (fig. 69)

Lunates (fig. 69)

Trapeze (fig. 69).

Crested-ridge Flake (fig. 69).

B. Beads

Carnelian:

Agate:

Crystal:

Jasper:

Quartz:

Malachite:

Stone:

Shell:

Glass:

Terracotta: (fig. 71: Pl. Xiii).

Steatite (pl. Xii).

C. Terracotta Figurines

D. Terracotta Objects

Cylindrical Ornaments

Ear Studs

Bangles

Stoppers

Sling Bullets

Cart Wheels

Spindle Whorl

Flesh Rubber

Votive Tanks

Miniature Pots And Lids

Crucible

Mould

Cake

Pipe

Miscellaneous Objects

E. Shell Bangles (fig. 78 And Pl. Xix).

Ring

F. Glass Objects (fig. 79, Pl.)

Glass Bangles (fig. 79).

G. Ivory Objects

H. Bone Objects (fig. 80)

Bone Points (fig. 80)

I. Stone Objects

Ring-stones

Rubber Stone (fig. 81).

Hammer Stone (fig. 81: 6, Pl.: Xxi:6).

Mullers

Sling Balls (fig. 81, Pl.: Xxi).

Dabber

Quern

Lid

Spool

Śivalinga

J. Copper Objects

Bangles

Copper Axes (pl. Xxii & Fig. 82).

Miscellaneous Copper Objects (fig. 83).

K. Iron Objects (fig. 84: Pl.: Xxvi).

L. Lead Objects

M. Coins

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Publication Information

Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information

Author:

Title: Excavations at Kayatha

Published By: Pune: Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, 1975. xv, 156 p.: ill., maps

By line: by Z. D. Ansari & M. K. Dhavalikar

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Central Indian Neolithic (AQ63)

Subjects: Ceramic technology (323); Lithic industries (324); General tools (412); Utensils (415); Visual arts (5311);

Abstract: Ansari and Dhavalikar excavated two trenches at Kayatha, a chalcolithic site in Dist. Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. Periods I-III are the chalcolithic cultures known as Kayatha, Ahar or Banas, and Malwa; respectively. The majority of this report is concerned with ceramics; their description and illustration. Also found were stone tools, copper tools and ornaments, terracotta figurines, and house remains. The houses were incompletely excavated as the trenches could not be expanded due to space constraints. Numerous figures are found throughout the report.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: aq63-001

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references Appendix A (p. 157-163) will be found in document 6: Alur; Appendix B (p. 164) will be found in document 7: Kajale. This report contains unrepresentable characters.

Field Date: 1968

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry ; 2001

Coverage Date: circa 4000 B.P.-3200 B.P. (circa 2000 B.C.-1200 B.C.)

Coverage Place: Kayatha, India

LCSH: Neolithic Period--India

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