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Archaeological site
Pabumath is located in India
Coordinates: 23°37′N 70°31′E / 23.617°N 70.517°E / 23.617; 70.517Coordinates: 23°37′N 70°31′E / 23.617°N 70.517°E / 23.617; 70.517
Country India
Province Gujarath
District Kutch
Taluka Nakhtrana
Time zone Indian Standard Time (UTC+5.30)

Pabumath is an Indus Valley Civilisation archaeological site near Suvai village in Rapar Taluka of Kutch district, Gujarat, India.[1]


Archaeological Survey of India has undertaken excavation at this location during 1977-78,1978–79,1980-81.[2]


A large building complex, unicorn seal, shell bangles, beads, copper bangles, needles, antimony rods, steatite micro beads; pottery include large and medium size jars, beaker, dishes, dish-on-stand, perforated jars etc.; fine red pottery with black painted designs etc. were found during 1980-81 excavations.[1] Animal remains of cattle, buffalo, fish, sheep, wild pig and rabbit were also found.[1]

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This site is in Kutch district, where several other IVC sites such as Dholavira, Desalpur, Surkotada etc. are located.[3] Evidence of fortification was found at this site as well as at Desalpur, Netra-Khissar, Surkotada, Dholavira, Kotada, Meghpar, Sevakia, Chitrod, Kanmer etc.[4] which are nearby IVC sites.

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Location of Indus Valley Civilisation sites near Pabumath [5]


  1. ^ a b c Mittra, Debala, ed. (1981). "Indian Archaeology 1980-81 A Review" (PDF). Indian Archaeology 1980-81 a Review. Calcutta: Government of India, Archaeological Survey of India: 14. 
  2. ^ Gregory L.Possehl,, M.H. Raval, Y.M.Chitalwala (1989). Harappan civilization and Rojdi. New Delhi: Oxford & IBH Pub. Co. p. 191. ISBN 978-81-204-0404-5. 
  3. ^ McIntosh, Jane R. (2008). The Ancient Indus Valley : New Perspectives. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. pp. xi. ISBN 978-1-57607-907-2. 
  4. ^ Krishna Deva,, Lallanji Gopal, Shri Bhagwan Singh (1989). History and art: essays on history, art, culture, and archaeology presented to Prof. K.D. Bajpai in honour of his fifty years of indological studies. Ramanand Vidya Bhawan. p. 265. 
  5. ^ McIntosh, J. (2008). The Ancient Indus Valley: New Perspectives. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781576079072. Retrieved 2015-05-15.