Sites & cities that bear the name of Sokhta Koh

Sokhta Koh

Today in : Pakistan
First trace of activity : ca. 27th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 20th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Sotka Koh

Description : Sokhta Koh (also known as Sotka Koh; lit. "burnt hill") is a Harappan site on the Makran coast, near the city of Pasni, in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It was first surveyed by American archaeologist George F. Dales in 1960, while exploring estuaries along the Makran coast. The site is located about 15 miles north of Pasni. A similar site at Sutkagen-dor (also spelt Sutkagan Dor) lies about 48 km (30 mi) inland, astride Dasht River, north of Jiwani. Their position along a coastline (that was possibly much farther inland) goes well with evidence of overseas commerce in Harappan times. Based on pottery styles, it is estimated that the settlement belongs to the Mature Harappan (Integration) Era (2600–1900 BC).

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