Excavations in the Quetta Valley, West Pakistan by Walter A. Jr. Fairservis

By Walter A. Jr. Fairservis

Manhattan 1956 Anthropological Papers of yankee Museum of ordinary background. Vol forty five half 2. 4to., pp. 169-402, 26 photograph illustrations, wraps. proprietor signed. reliable plus, conceal inconsistently pale.

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It appears likely that this wall was one ofthe spurs that Alcock (pp. 214, 217) found extending from the Sadaat buildings. The evidence now available provides no hint of its function in terms of the settlement pattern. However, one may conjecture that it was a portion of a compound wall and that it enclosed a ritual building at the top of the mound. Wall B was ill defined, and its function was undeterminable. It was not, however, a part of the Wall A complex. Wall C was in Damb Sadaat III ware association.

D. Khyber, Kurram N. India Mahmud of Ghazni ca. D. Khyber N. D. Timur-i-lang Khyber N. D. D. N. India Nadir Shah Even in an attack on Sind, it was apparently that the Ghilzai nomads now make their principal seasonal migration via the Gomel Pass and preferable to march down the Indus River somewhat less frequently across the Kurram, Valley than to negotiate the Baluchistan passes. , was begun via the Kurram Valley, a minor part in these migrations. There are obvious advantages in using these passes rather though he did return to Kandahar via the than the Bolan.

It may, therefore, have been a door socket. There were also indications of breaks in the original construction of both walls of the alley which may have been the points of entrance to it. Fire pits were a feature of several of the rooms. These were of two types: the first, and most common, was an area of mud brick surrounded by a single row of bricks at the floor level, but higher than the base bricks of the pit which were perhaps 15 to 25 cm. below the floor. These bricks, owing of course to their proximity to the fire, were usually fired or partly so.

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