Lothal is situated near the village Saragwala in the Dholka taluk of Ahmedabad district and between the Sabarmati and its different tributary

Lothal is situated near the village Saragwala in the Dholka taluk of Ahmedabad district and between the Sabarmati and its different tributary, the Bhogavo, although none of them presently flows past Lothal. There are evidences to suggest that in the past a river used to flow close to the western fringe of the settlement which joined the Bhogavo after some distance. The Bhogavo afterwards joined the Sabarmati that falls in the Gulf of Cambay, an inlet of the Arabian Sea, thus linking Lothal ultimately to the Arabian Sea. It has been taken into notice that till as late as 1850, boats could sail up to the mound and that in 1942 timber was shipped from Broach to saragwala the the mound route.
A silted creek joining present day Bholad with Lothal and Saragwala represents the traditional flow channel of the river or creek. Recent palaeogeographical and remote – sensing technological studies confirm that Lothal was located upon a mound that was a salt marsh inundated by tide, and that there was meandering river passing close to the settlement which appears to be the riverbed of the tributary of the Bhogavo.
The Lothal mound is nearly 5.5 m higher from the surrounding fields. However, the excavations have revealed that the occupational deposits go down furthermore by 3 m. This confirms that this area has been silting over time, and thus the exact extent of settlement is hard to determine. The leftovers of the Harappan period are found sprinkled to nearly 300 m futher towards the east and southeast of the mound.

x

Hi!
I'm Mila

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out