Babar Kot

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Babar Kot 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 away from Bhavnagar and located in Jafarabad taluka.


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 classified 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]

See also[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. ISBN 9788184245684.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  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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