a Bronze Age archaeological culture belonging to the second half of the third and the beginning of the second millennium B.C. and located in what is now southwestern Pakistan. It consists of the remains of the habitations of settled land cultivators and stock raisers. The culture, whose principal remains are Nundara and Nal (Sokhr-Damb), is typified by multi-room dwellings made of sun-dried brick, group burials, copper and bronze artifacts (axes, adzes, daggers, and bracelets), and clay pottery decorated with multicolor geometric and floral designs, as well as with representations of fish, birds, goats, lions, and bulls. Ties have been observed with the Harappa civilization, whose people were neighbors and contemporaries of the bearers of the Nal-Nundara culture.
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