Babar Kot

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Babar Kot (Babarkot village pin-365540) is an archeological site belonging to Indus Valley Civilisation located in Saurashtra region of Gujarat State, India. It is 325 km away from Ahmedabad and 152 km awy from Bhavnagar.

Excavation[edit]

Gregory Possehl, of University of Pennsylvania has undertaken detailed study at this site as well as at Rojdi and Oriyo timbo.

Historical significance[edit]

This site is classfied as belonging to Late Harappan period and measures about 2.7 hectares; Babar Kot had a stone fortification wall.[1]

Plant findings[edit]

Findings from this site include plant remains of millets,gram,[1] bajra(pennisetum typhoideum)etc.[2] Further, it is indicated that Bajra might be present at this site during third millennium BCE.[3] Babar kot provided evidence of two crops, one in summer and another during winter.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Singh, Upinder (2008). A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Education. p. 222. ISBN 9788131711200. 
  2. ^ Agnihotri, V.K.(Ed.) (1981). Indian History. Mumbai: Allied Publishers. pp. A–82. 
  3. ^ McIntosh, Jane R. (2008). The Ancient Indus Valley : New Perspectives. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 112. ISBN 9781576079072. 
  4. ^ Nicholas David,, Carol Kramer (2001). Ethnoarchaeology in Action (Digitally repr., with corr. ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 132. ISBN 9780521667791. 

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