Found a well researched article on Mehrgarh at Chowk:

Mehrgarh is the centre of the first known developed place of civilization in its advanced form in the world as compared to the contemporary and the predecessor human settlement areas of the world. The town of Jericho has, not got the level of sophistication and developmental level attained at that in Mehrgarh. The symbolic artifacts retrieved from Mehrgarh are far more advance d and more developed as compared to the artifacts retrieved from Turkish sites and Middle Eastern sites especially Jericho.

It is interesting to note, however, that the male figurines have turbans  much like those worn by the inhabitants of Baluchistan today. These turbans are not only found in Baluchistan, they are still worn in the rural areas of Punjab.

One of the most unique discoveries of the Mehrgarh is the first known origin of the dental surgery and related medicinal activities in the Mehrgarh areas. This medicinal and different aspect of the Mehrgarh shows great innovation and developmental level of the people of the area about 9000 years ago.

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  2. Hira says:

    Interesting article. Thanks for sharing, pretty long but I’ve bookmarked it for reading later.

  3. brommel says:

    also have a look into what Jarrige wrote. He was responsble for the excavations in Mehrgarh:

    Mehrgarh needs to be sold as the positive story out of Pakistan. The sad thing is that many of the excavated items can be found on the black market.
    Pakistan should send the items (mnay of them in Karachi, Quetta and Musée Guimet, Paris) onto a global tour as a traveling exhibition that the WORLD learn about it. Would improve Pakistan’s image very much in these days.

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