Kot Diji

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Kot Diji


a hill near the city of Khaipur (Pakistan) containing the remains of a multilayer settlement dating from the Bronze Age (from the third to the second millennium B.C.). The Indian archaeologist A. Khan discovered and investigated the hill (1957–58). The lower layers contained traces of a settlement of a distinctive culture named Kot Diji.

The remains of pise houses on stone foundations were discovered as well as remains of fortifications (constructed at the end of the third millennium B.C.). Certain elements of the material culture (tools, pottery) have features resembling those of Harappa, which can probably be explained by the temporary coexistence of the two cultures on this territory. About 2000 B.C., the settlement was destroyed by the Harappans, and in its place, a Harappan settlement arose, which existed for about 300 years. The stratigraphy of Kot Diji attests to the complex historical processes that were taking place in the Indus Valley about the year 2000 B.C.


Shchetenko, A. la. Drevneishie zemledel’cheskie kul’tury Dekana. Leningrad, 1968, Pages 133–34.


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