Indian Journal Of Archaeology
"Conserving Heritage by recording faithfully"
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Indian Journal of Archaeology

ISSN 2455-2798
Vol. 7/ No. 3/July 2022-October 2022 (peer reviewed e-journal)
Chief Editor: Vijay Kumar
Publisher: National Trust for Promotion of Knowledge, Lucknow
Mode of Publication: Online (e-Journal)
Title Faunal Remains from Sampolia Khera (Masudpur I), Haryana

Author::P.P. Joglekar, Ravindra N. Singh & C.A. Petrie

All the faunal materials recovered from Masudpur I (Sampolia Khera) was examined (n=2118) using a standard protocol developed at the Archaeozoology Laboratory of the Deccan College, Pune. The faunal material belonged to Early Harappan, Mature Harappan and the Late Harappan cultural phases in addition to mixed contexts. Mammals identified were cattle (Bos indicus), buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), goat (Capra hircus), sheep (Ovis aries), domestic pig (Sus domesticus), domestic ass (Equus asinus), Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis), spotted deer (Axis axis), wild pig (Sus scrofa), hare (Lepus nigricollis), mongoose (Herpestes edwardsii), wolf (Canis lupus), fox (Vulpes bengalensis), elephant (Elaphus maximus) and house rat ( Rattus rattus). The non-mammalian species identified were peafowl (Pavo cristatus), carp (Catla catla), freshwater mussel (Lamellidens sp.), and freshwater gastropod species (Digoniostoma pulchella).