Consider the following pairs of Indus Valley sites with their excavations and findings:

  1. Surkotada→ The only Harappan site to contain horse remains
  2. Mehrgarh→ Earliest agricultural community
  3. Malwan→ Southernmost Harappan site

Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Surkotada is an archaeological site located in Kutch district of Gujarat. Surkotada site is the only Indus Valley site that contains horse remains dated to ca. 2000 BCE. Mehrgarh site is located near the Bolan Pass in Pakistan. This site shows the sequence from earliest settlement and the start of agriculture, to the mature Harappan Civilisation. Malwan is a small town in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra. It is the Southernmost Harappan site in India.

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