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Early Harappan Burial pottery was first reported during the excavations at Nagwada in 1985. Shreds of evidence from a few sites suggest a time bracket of 3000 BC to 2550 BCE. The vessels were made of well-elutriated clay and the ceramics were slipped and painted. The major shapes in this group are large bulbous pots with a narrow flat base, a short and straight neck and flat rim, flasks or beaker-shaped vases with sides converging into a narrow opening, beakers with slightly flaring rim, dish-on-stand with upturned rim, dish with no carination and shallow bowls. Paintings such as the Pipal leaf motif on one of the large pots from Nagwada are significant.  Sites such as Santhli, Datrana, Moti Pipli, Warodra, Shapur and Lohij, Dhaneti and Janan revealed the presence of these ceramics.

Pre-Urban Harappan Sindh-Type pottery (Burial Pottery) from Moti Pipli (after Majumdar 1999)