Dales, George F.. Summaries of five seasons of research at Harappa (District Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan) 1986-1990

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13: Summaries Of Five Seasons Of Research At Harappa (district Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan), 1986–1990

First Season: January—mid-april, 1986

Project Objectives

Objectives For The First Season

Description Of Work Accomplished

A. Excavation And Survey

1. Mapping And Grid System

2. Surface Survey

3. Exploratory Trenches

B. Conservation And Site/museum Development

1. Establishment Of Conservation And Preservation Procedures

2. Construction Of Expedition House And Field Laboratory

C. Training Program For Pakistani Graduate Students

Second Season: January-april, 1987

Objectives For The Second Season

Description Of Work Accomplished

A. Excavations And Analyses Of Scientific Samples

1. Harappan Cemetery (r37)

2. Mound Ab

3. Mound E

B. Palaeoenvironmental Studies

1. Palaeozoological And Palaeobotanical Studies

2. Pedological And Palaeoclimatic Studies

C. Conservation And Site/museum Development

D. Training Program

1. Pakistani Graduate Students

2. Conservators

Third Season: January—mid-april, 1988

Objectives For The Third Season

Description Of Work Accomplished

A. Excavations And Analyses Of Scientific Samples

1. Harappan Cemetery (r37)

A. Excavations And Burial Goods

B. Morphometric Analysis

C. Paleopathology

D. Palaeodietary Reconstruction

E. Dental Anthropology

F. Discrete Traits Analysis

G. Conclusion

2. Mound Ab, Deep Sounding

3. Mound E

A. Exploratory Trenches

B. Pottery Kiln

C. Top Of Mound

4. Collection Of Samples For Radiocarbon Dating

5. Studies Of Specific Artifact Categories

A. Pottery

B. Figurines

C. Other Specialized Crafts

B. Palaeoenvironmental Studies

1. Palaeozoological Studies

2. Pedological And Palaeoclimatic Studies

C. Conservation And Site/museum Development

1. Personnel

2. Conservation And Restoration Of Excavated Materials

3. Assistance To Site Curator

D. Training Program

1. Pakistani Graduate Students

2. Conservation And Museum Personnel

Fourth Season: January—march, 1989

Objectives For The Fourth Season

Description Of Work Accomplished

A. Excavations And Analyses Of Scientific Samples

1. Mound E

A. Natural Soil

B. Early Harappan Levels

C. Harappan Levels

2. Mound Ab

3. Collection Of Samples For Analysis And Dating

A. Pottery

B. Figurines

C. Copper Artifacts

D. Stoneware Bangles

E. Faience

F. Ground And Chipped Stone Tools

G. Bead Manufacture

H. Carbon Samples For Dating

B. Palaeoenvironmental Studies

1. Palaeozoological Studies

2. Palaeobotanical Studies

C. Conservation

D. Training Program

1. Pakistani Graduate Students

2. Conservation And Museum Personnel

Fifth Season: January—march, 1990

New Terminology

Objectives For The Fifth Season

Description Of Work Accomplished

A. Excavations

1. Northwestern Corner Of Mound E

2. Southern Slope Of Mound E

B. Analyses Of Specific Classes Of Artifacts

1. Pottery

2. Figurines

3. Inscriptions

4. General

C. Palaeoenvironmental Studies

1. Palaeozoological Studies [see Chapters 7 And 8 In This Volume.]

2. Palaeobotanical Studies

D. Conservation

E. Training Program

1. Pakistani Graduate Students

2. Illustrators

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Summaries of five seasons of research at Harappa (District Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan) 1986-1990

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Harappa excavations, 1986-1990: a multidisciplinary approach to third millenium urbanism, edited by Richard H. Meadow

Published By: Original publisher Harappa excavations, 1986-1990: a multidisciplinary approach to third millenium urbanism, edited by Richard H. Meadow Madison, Wis.: Prehistory Press. 1991. 183-262 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication George F. Dales, Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, and the staff of the Harappa Project

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Early Indus (AQ43)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Culture summary (105); Reviews and critiques (114); Artifact and archive collections (119); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Organization and analysis of results of research (128); Archaeological survey methods (129); Archaeological excavation methods (1210); Laboratory analysis of materials other than dating methods in archaeology (1212);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document provides a summary of the fieldwork at Harappa since 1986, drawing from preliminary reports to the Government of Pakistan. Each field season’s work is explained separately, which allows the reader to follow the arc of the investigations from year to year. Topics covered include each season’s objectives, who conducted the work, the field and lab training of Pakistani students, where excavation units were placed, what was found, and laboratory and conservation procedures.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 23

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. aq43-023

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1986-1990

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2015

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 5338-3500 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Harappa, Punjab, Pakistan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Excavations (Archaeology) -- Pakistan//Harappa Site (Pakistan)

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