Kalibangan

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Kalibangān is a prehistoric site at 29°28′N 74°08′E / 29.47°N 74.13°E / 29.47; 74.13 in Rajasthan. It is on the left or southern banks of the Ghaggar (Ghaggar-Hakra River)[1][2], India. It is on a triangle-shaped piece of land at the confluence of Drishadvati and Sarasvathi Rivers.[3] A report on the excavations at the site were published in 2003 by the Archaeological Survey of India, 34 years after the completion of excavations. The report said that Kalibangan was a major provincial capital in the Indus Valley. Discoveries at Kalibangan include unique fire altars and world's earliest known ploughed field.[4] There is also evidence of two types of burials, namely circular graves and rectangular graves.

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  1. Calkins, PB; Alam M. "India". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  2. Lal, BB (2002). "The Homeland of Indo-European Languages and Culture: Some Thoughts". Purātattva. Indian Archaeological Society. pp. 1–5. 
  3. McIntosh, Jane (2008) The Ancient Indus Calley : New Perspectives. ABC-CLIO. Page 77
  4. Lal, BB (2003). Excavations at Kalibangan, the Early Harappans, 1960-1969. Archaeological Survey of India. pp. 17, 98.