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September 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm Dr. Prabodh Shirvalkar says: All the members, i am archaeologist and i work with Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Pune.In coming november i will be excavating site of Kotada Bhadli. I want to enquire if some one is interested in raising fundings for excavations Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:21:26 +0000 Subject:- News of Bhadli Kotada civilisation research findings from Dr. Y S RAWAT, director of archaeology of the government of GUJARAT state Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:03:37 +0530 Dear Dr. Bhudia' Thanks. I shall try to visit Kachchh during the period. Kindly visit Bhadli site which will be under excavation at that time Thanks for information. The site is now under excavation by Deccan College, Pune since last year. We are joining the excavation from this year onwards. I will send you note on the recent finding by Deccan College soon. With regards, Y.S.Rawat From :- Dr Bhudia Kutch Science Foundation kutchsciencefoundation@hotmail.com Dear Dr RAWAT SAAB, I hope to be in Kutch for the GENEO/ANTHROPOLOGY, during the first two weeks of JANUARY 2012. wish you visit Kutch during this times. ALSO we will be gathering data /information of HUMAN ANTHROPOLOGICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL data of tribes and their routs of descents. and relation with our ancient archaeological findings in relation of techniques of farming irrigation and construction methods e.g. DHOLAVIRA , KOTADA etc. We also had a huge display in LONDON two years ago. SENDING SOME PICTURES and details. PICTURES AND DETAILS ARE ATTACHED with an email Excavation has not started yet but primary investigation is yet to be carried out. And will take long because of the agricultural land area. Recorded video and pictures will guide the area mapping and location of different work and residential areas. Though the area is very rich on archaeological point of view there are restricted and limited exploration and for excavation of the area. Thanks for planned visit to Kutch and Bhadli Kotada, I will try to visit Bhadli Kotada again in Jan 2012. I also have few pictures and a sample I have handed over to OUR ARCHAEOLOGY DEPARTMENT IN BHUJ HOPE THAT LOCATION GUIDE MAY HELP THE EXCAVATERS FOR THE SITE MAPPING. I ALSO HAVE OFFERED KUTCH MUSEUM TO DONATE PICTURES OF BHADLI KOTADA SITE TO DISPLAY PICTURES DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM WITH SAMPLES. I ATTACH SOME OF THE PICTURES OF BHADLI KOTADA AND A SAMPLE DONATED TO DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN BHUJ. Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 07:22:44 +0530 From: ryadubir@gmail.com To: kutchsciencefoundation@hotmail.com

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Dear friends of Archaeology and science,

Bhadli Kotada is one of the most richest source in Archaeology. Even richer than most known Dholavira KOTDA. Here river Dam and all water canals are intact in underground. Easter and northern canal is clearly visible from River Ganga vari. Gadh is agricultural farm know as GADHWARU and has graves in northern part. GADH has 4 KOTHas, All surrounding agriculture land is water reservoir in all four directions surrounding the GADH. All three sides of area are river banks and southern part is residential and SE is rich in farming and manufacturing at that time. Lake area is as old as civilisation and was used as water source of civilisation. Work shop is in public area in SE. River has Dam elevation and canals draining to reservoirs surrounding the central Gadh area. All main central area is private agricultural area so excavation is not possible at the momeny but outer non agricultural area has residential houses base stones. Work area is also in agricultural farming area. And so access is limited but public lake area is interesting and can be explored with taking out sand laters from bottom of the lake but good rain has left water in the lake. Bhadli sentences are well famous in GUJARATI and so BHADLi as well, but what is in Bhadli? We visited Kotada Bhadli and Kotada Tharavada on 5th of August 2007 via Tharavada. And inquired about the KOTADA and we arrived in Kotada village, but we arrived in a new Kotada village there. We furtherer inquired about an OLD KOTADA village to old people of KOTADA village but we could not get a trace of it. And with a god wish we meet to one of Gadhavi farmer of the village and he said thats the old Kotada and is about 2km away from the village and id called GADHDO farm but is difficult to reach there. We gathered all our strengths and hope to go there but it started to rain and pour down. So we have to leave the village earliest as there was a river on the way so we can not cross the river if it stars to flow as there is no bridge. Luckily we arrived to the temple on the river bank after crossing the BHADLI Vaari River and had some warm Kunch and tea. And then started the return journey to home but that was not decided by our fate . rain pour down so heavily so that we changed out rout to return but we had no luck and rain pour down about 19cm rain in 4 hours. And we were not able to drive any where. We were so lucky that we had a flask of hot drinks. So we took shelter in farms and had all hot drinks there and made ourselves feel warm. On return we saw the wall of the farm collapsed because of flooding due to that heavy rain. At last we started our journey way back to home after four hours of stay there because of flooding all around. We\got a furtherer chance to explore this area again after a fortnight and we did not wished to miss that. So we came back to the place and with help of the Gadhavi farmer we got a guide to take us there in GADHDO farm. We explored the area but exploration was difficult because of good rain a month ago and a fortnight ago as vegetation grown too high and ground was difficult to explore. But we surprised after the exploration and what we could see. We found the whole 137meter wide and long, square farm covered with grown vegetation but foundation stones we filmed were from the GADH underground of that farm. MAP is attached to this documentation Also found the grave bones, so also looked for graves and we could trace the place of the ancient graves in the area.

To explore further in surroundings we also explored the adjacent river bed called Ganga vaari River and we surprised to see the elevation of remnant of the ancient Dam formation. We were in confusion whether it may be a remnant of the ancient Dam formation or not. But to our solution we found the water channel in just an upstream of the remnant of the ancient Dam formation. And that was the confirmation of what we were thinking of the remnant of the ancient Dam formation. We met one of the shepherd RABARI he was also interested in our exploration and we got one of the best guide in the area who was well known to this area. We inquired about the area we wished to explore and finding we had with us if we can see any other places nearby where we can find such potteries and SHANKHS sea shells. He was so thrilled to see us in the area with them. He became our best guide to show all routes to go to all places. Than we moved to other side of the river to see the house foundation stones, graves, terracotta potteries and also SHANKHS sea shells. We documented all the places with photography and filming. Also we donated out finding of the SHANKHS sea shells to the department of the Archaeology in BHUJ so they can explore the area and excavation of the area of GADH and make a further research on the one of the

hundred of such civilisation of KUTCH. Letter from the department of Archaeology is attached here with the documentation.
Archaeologists are attracted to the places of the name with Kotada - kotadi, There are about more than hundred archaeological sites in Kutch (Harappan / Indus / sarasvati ). amongst Dholavira and Kuran Moti are well-known and some are Khedoi , Lakhapar and kali Ramvav near RAMVAV in Rapar. Jhura Kotadi, Meghpar GadhWARI wadi, Sukhpar Bajariyo nearZadko - Zadki, Surkotada , MadKotada, RaparGADH, and so ....on. archaeologists are attracted to the places of the name with Kotada - kotadi eithet it may be a Kotada - kotadi of Dholavira or kotada jadodar,Kotada bhadli, Kotada sangani, kotada Roha, Kotada Bhadli, Kotada mad, Kotada chakar or any kotada/ kotadi and also to the GADH eg GADHWARI WADI, Bajario GADH, Bajariyu Gaam.

LIST OF SITES OF SARASVATI CIVILIZATION of KUTCH


SITE DISTRICT SIZE PERIODS COORD. COORD. BIBLIOGRAPHY Bhachau Kutch Medieval IAR 1985-86: 17 Chitrod Kutch Mature Harappan 23 24 00 N 70 40 00 E IAR 1977-78: 20 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Desalpur Kutch 1.3 Early Historic Mature Harappan 23 37 00 N 69 08 00E IAR 1955-56: 69-70 Rao 1963a: 188, 205 Dholavira Kutch 60 Mature Harappan 23 53 10 N 70 13 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Amri-Nal Possehl 1980: 97 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Bisht 1989, 1991 Gadhwaliwadi Kutch Mature Harappan 23 30 00 N 69 08 00 E IAR 1976-77: 74 IAR 1978-79: 94 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Mochirai Zadko Kutch Mature Harappan 23 13 00 N 69 37 00 E BHARASAR dam Kutch Mature Harappan 23 10 00 N 69 34 00 E Zura Kotadi Kutch Mature Harappan 23 24 00 N 69 36 00 E Gameri Kutch Medieva Post-urban Harappanl IAR 1985-86: 17 Gunthai Kutch Mature Harappan 23 28 00 N 69 09 00 E Possehl 1980: 98 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Jagaroh Kutch Medieval Post-urban Harappan 23 21 00 N 70 11 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Jatavadar Kutch Mature Harappan 23 45 00 N 70 40 00 E Joshi et al 1984: 529 JataVira Kutch Mature Harappan 23 27 00 N 69 15 00 E LAKHIYAVIRA Kutch Mature Harappan 23 22 00 N 69 20 00 E Kotay(Koteshwar) Kutch Mature Harappan 23 23 00 N 69 48 00 E Jhangar Anjar Kutch 8 Mature Harappan 23 19 00 N 70 05 00 E IAR 1965-66: 14 Possehl 1980: 100 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Joshi 1990b: 418 Jhangar Khavada Kutch Mature Harappan 23 53 00 N 69 44 00 E Chitalwala 1985: key fig. 8 Juna Chopadwa Kutch Mature Harappan 23 16 00 N 70 15 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Kanmer Kutch Medieval Mature Harappan IAR 1985-86: 19 Kanthkot Kutch Mature Harappan 23 29 00 N 70 29 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Possehl 1980: 102 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Katasar Kutch Late Sorath Harappan 23 34 00 N 70 29 00 E Rao 1963a: 188, 206 Possehl 1980: 102 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Kerasi Kutch 30.5 Mature Harappan 23 40 00 N 70 44 00 E IAR 1965-66: 12 Possehl 1980: 102 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Joshi 1990: 412

Khakhra Dera Kutch et al 1984: 529 Khandariya Kutch Kharika Khanda Kutch Joshi et al 1984: 529 Khavda Kutch Khedoi Kutch 15 Joshi et al 1984: 529

Mature Harappan Late Medieval Mature Harappan Mature Harappan Mature Harappan Mature Harappan

23 34 00 N 23 27 00 N 23 03 00 N

70 29 00 E 70 19 00 E 69 57 00 E

IAR 1960-61: 8 Possehl 1980: 103 Joshi IAR 1985-86: 19 IAR 1965-66: 14 Possehl 1980: 105 IAR 1977-78: 20 IAR 1970: 13 Microliths IAR 1976-77:

Kotada Bhadli One Kutch 3 Lustrous Red Ware Mature Harappan 23 22 00 N 69 26 00 E IAR 1965-66: 14-6 Possehl 1980: 105 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Kotada Bhadli Three Kutch Mature Harappan 23 22 00 N 69 26 00 E IAR 1965-66: 14-6 Possehl 1980: 105 Kotada Bhadli Two Kutch 8 Mature Harappan 23 22 00 N 69 26 00 E IAR 1965-66: 14-6 Possehl 1980: 105 Joshi et al 1984: 529
Kotada Kutch Kutch Lustrous Red Ware 23 18 00 N 70 06 00 E Possehl 1980: 106 Mature Harappan Joshi et al 1984: 529 Kotahra Kutch Mature Harappan IAR 1977-78: 20 Kateshwar (Lakhpat) Kutch Mature Harappan 23 46 00 N 68 52 00 E Kotara Kutch Mature Harappan 23 58 00 N 69 47 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Possehl 1980: 106 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Lodai Kutch Mature Harappan Post-urban Harappan IAR 1955-56: 69-70 Lakhasar One Kutch Mature Harappan 23 14 00 N 70 41 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Lakhasar Two Kutch Mature Harappan 23 14 00 N 70 41 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Lakhpar Kutch 8 Mature Harappan 23 33 00 N 70 28 00 E IAR 1965-66: 16 Possehl 1980: 107 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Joshi 1990b: 418 Lakhpat Kutch Mature Harappan 23 50 00 N 68 47 00 E IAR 1960-61: 8 Possehl 1980: 108 Luna Kutch Mature Harappan 23 40 00 N 69 15 00 E Rao 1963a: 206 Possehl 1980: 108 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Luna Mandvi Kutch Mature Harappan 22 50 00 N 69 24 00 E Possehl 1980: 108 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Rayan Juni Mandvi Kutch Mature Harappan 22 52 00 N 69 21 00 E Possehl 1980: 108 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Mandriyara Mohra Kutch Medieval Mature Harappan 23 30 00 N 70 16 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Meghper Kutch Mature Harappan IAR 1980-81: 10 Morvo Kutch Mature Harappan 23 50 00 N 70 42 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Joshi 1972: 114 Possehl 1980: 110 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Mulu Kutch Mature Harappan IAR 1979-80: 17 Narapa Kutch Mature Harappan 23 29 00 N 69 09 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Possehl 1980: 110 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Nadapa Caves Kutch Mature Harappan 23 19 00 N 69 55 00 E Navinal Kutch Mature Harappan 22 50 00 N 69 35 00 E Rao 1963a: 206 Possehl 1980: 111 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Nenuni Dhar Kutch Mature Harappan 23 51 00 N 69 44 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Possehl 1980: 111 Joshi et al 1984: 528-9 Ner Nesdo Kutch Mature Harappan Sorath Harappan IAR 1980-81: 10 Chitalwala 1985: key fig. 8 Netra Khirasara Kutch Red Polished Ware Mature Harappan IAR 1969-70: 6 IAR 1976-77: 74 Pabumath Kutch 1.5 Late Sorath Harappan Mature Harappan 23 37 00 N 70 31 00 E IAR 1977-78: 21 Possehl 1980: 111 Joshi et al 1984: 528-9 Paria Waro Mohra Kutch Medieval Post-urban Harappan 23 06 00 N 70 05 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Patel Raniji Ka Magsa Kutch Post-urban Harappan 23 06 00 N 70 11 00 E IAR 1986-87: 29 Pirwada Khetar Kutch Mature Harappan 23 20 00 N 70 00 00 E IAR 1965-66: 17 Possehl 1980: 112 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Rampar Vekarano Timbo Kutch Mature Harappan IAR 1967-68: 9 Posshl 1980: 114 Rampar Sorath Harappan Chitalwala 1985: key fig. 8 Rampara Kutch Mature Harappan 23 30 00 N 70 45 00 E Joshi et al 1984: 529 Ramvav Kutch Mature Harappan 23 32 00 N 70 28 00 E IAR 1977-78: 20 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Samagogha Kutch Late Sorath Harappan Mature Harappan 22 55 00 N 69 40 00 E Possehl 1980: 115 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Sapara Kutch Mature Harappan IAR 1979-80: 17 Selari Kutch Mature Harappan 23 42 00 N 70 37 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Possehl 1980: 115 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Shikarpur Kutch Kutch 5.3 Mature Harappan 23 07 00 N 70 35 00 E IAR 1986-87: 80 Surkotada Kutch 1.4 Early to Mature Mature Harappan Harappan 23 37 00 N 70 50 00 E IAR 1964-65: 12 Possehl 1980: 116 Joshi et al 1984: 528 Toda Timbo Kutch Mature Harappan IAR 1955-56: 70 Todio Kutch Mature Harappan 23 05 00 N 68 55 00 E Rao 1963a: 188, 207 Possehl 1980: 118 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Vada Kutch Mature Harappan 23 29 00 N 69 07 00 E IAR 1967-68: 17 Possehl 1980: 118 Joshi et al 1984: 529 Vaidwali Mohra Kutch Post-urban Harappan IAR 1985-86: 17 Rapar gadhwari Kutch Post-urban Harappan 23 06 00 N 68 47 00 E Rampar Abada wari Kutch Post-urban Harappan 23 20 00 N 68 48 00 E Kotada Chakar Kutch Post-urban Harappan 23 06 00 N 69 44 00 E Kotada MAD Kutch Post-urban Harappan 23 28 00 N 68 54 00 E Bhadreshwar Kutch Post-urban Harappan 22 54 00 N 69 54 00 E Gadhada Khadir Kutch Mature Harappan 23 54 00 N 70 26 00 E KANTHKOT Kutch Mature Harappan 23 29 N 70 28 00 E

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