Piyaro ji Mari (Gazi Shah Mound), Johi, District Dadu

The site is located approximately six kilometers sout-southeast of Tando Rehim Khan, and two kilometers east of Pir Ghazi Shah mazar. The site is 160 N-S long, 130 mters E-W widw, 11 meters high and covers and an area of 20,800 square meters.

A perennial spring which issues in the Bhit Range runs close to the site. A wide expanse of alluvial plain extends from the foothills of the Bhit Range east eastward to the rock outcrons which lie just west of manchar Lake, the site is a single mound.

The sequence revealed by excavations is similar to that of the site of Amri: an early Amri occupation, levels with a mixing of Amrian and Harappan material, and a purely Harappan level (s). In addition to the pottery. Bull figurines, miniature cart frames, terracotta steatite carnelian, agate, and copper beads, a copper ring, terracotta and copper hangles, copper objects, a leafshaped arrowhead with tang of copper, copper awl and chisel, chert flake tools, and a silver ring fragment were other objects.

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  • District: Dadu
  • Visit hours: Summer: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Winter: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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