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Malwan, Gujarat
માલવણ, ગુજરાત
Archaeological site
Malwan, Gujarat is located in India
Malwan, Gujarat
Malwan, Gujarat
Coordinates: 21°41′N 72°42′E / 21.683°N 72.700°E / 21.683; 72.700Coordinates: 21°41′N 72°42′E / 21.683°N 72.700°E / 21.683; 72.700
Country India
State Gujarat
District Surat
Time zone Indian Standard Time (UTC+5.30)

Malwan (also spelled Malvan) is a small Indus Valley Civilisation site, located at Surat District, Gujarat, India.[1] This site is, sometimes, considered as one of the southernmost limits of Indus Valley Civilisation,[2] the other one being Daimabad which is located further south.


Period I – Late Harappan and Post Harappan[1]

Period II – Historical pits and temporary occupation.[1]


F.R.Allchin and J.P.Joshi (of Archaeological Survey of India) discovered this site during 1967. However, by that time, the site was damaged and major portion of the ancient habitation was already lost.[1]

Excavation was undertaken during 1967–68 by ASI and later during 1970 by J.P.Joshi of ASI, his colleagues and Cyrus Guzder of University of Cambridge were involved.[1]


Number of copper and bronze objects and important findings being a bangle and small rod. Animal findings include sheep, goat, cattle, dog, horse, hog, pig, barasinga and fish.[1] Terracotta humped bulls, circular or bun shaped terracotta cakes, carnelian beads were also found.[3] Jars, bowls, meniature jars with plain bands, hanging interlaced loops both on body and neck were found. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Archaeological Survey of India. "Excavations – Gujarat – Malwan". Excavations at Malwan. Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Singh, Upinder (2008). A history of ancient and early medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Education. p. 137. ISBN 9788131711200. 
  3. ^ Archaeological Survey of India. "Indian Archaeology 1969–70" (PDF). Archaeological Survey of India. p. 7. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Archaeological Survey of India. "Indian Archaeology 1969–70" (PDF). Archaeological Survey of India. p. 11. Retrieved 3 July 2012.