Alamgirpur: Archaeological site of India

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Alamgirpur is situated in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh and marks the eastern limit of the Harappan culture.

Alamgirpur is situated in the Meerut district and marks the eastern limit of the Harappan culture. It is the only site across the Yamuna discovered so far and in most respects appears to be closer to the Late Harappan period.

The antiquities found here include a perforated jar, Dishon-stand, cylindrical vase, beads, bangles, and a humped bull of terracotta, pottery with geometrical motifs, etc. A brick-lined pit with potsherds has also been recovered. The archaeologists believe that it was a furnace and perhaps formed the part of a potter’s or craftsman’s workshop.

The noteworthy find, however, is the impression of textile in plain weave on a potsherd. No seal or systematic town planning has been noticed but the kiln burnt bricks are in evidence.

The Harappan period was followed by the PGW phase and of this phase, copper and iron objects such as arrow and spear heads have come to light. A clay sealing and a punchmarked coin might have belonged to the 3rd or 2nd century to BC.

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