INNOVATIVE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS ALONG WEST OF INDUS RIVER AND EASTERN KHIRTHAR PIEDMONT
The eastern piedmonts of Khirthar Hills carry specific significance in the matter of human presence since the times of first human revolution in which domestication of both animals and plants happened and later-on intensified. Though it happened in Mesopotamian civilization but the similarity can be perceived here in the Indus Valley as well.
The region under investigation was first looked by Frere in 1853 and after a sequence of visits was carried by number of archeologists to examine the region but being very tough terrain numerous localities remained unexplored and left several unresolved enigmas. Thus, the present research consist a physical data set from at least 32 sites associated with different phase are discovered and added for more information for making a step forward for understanding of the enigma(s). The attempt specifically focuses on the distribution of archeological sites in hilly environs, lake environs and plain regions for interpretation, analysis and understanding of the cultural change and development.
The analytical paradigms utilized in broader spectrum such as geomorphologic; site catchment; and site variation for inter and intra site analysis of cultural aspects of development and change within research region.