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Balu, Haryana

Balu is a small archeological site belonging to Indus Valley Civilisation, located in Haryana.

Historical significance

This is a small fortified settlement which has yielded several plant remains.[1]

Floral remains

Several plant remains were found here include various types of barley,wheat, rice, horsegram,green gram, various types of pea,sesamum, melon, waermelon,grapes, dates, garlic etc.(Saraswat and Pokharia - 2001-2)[1] which is comparable to a nearby IVC site Kunal, Haryana revealed remains of Rice (probably wild).

Earliest garlic

The plant remains found here include a garlic specimen, recognised as the earliest evidence of garlic.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Singh, Upinder (2008). A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Education. pp. 137, 157.  

External links

Location of Balu and other IVC sites in Haryana [1]

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