Discoveries of Neolithic Settlements in Malir River Valley, Sindh, Pakistan
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Neolithic, Malir Valley, Artifact, Ephemeral River.


In the Karachi region of Sindh Kohistan, flood plains of ephemeral rivers and hill torrents are potential areas of exploring earliest farming settlements in the region. Malir River valley is one the area where several Neolithic settlements were discovered. This paper provides an overview of past exploration and recent discoveries of flint implements and potteries in different sites of the Malir valley which confirms this view that earliest farming settlements not only flourish in the perennial river valleys of Pakistan but also in the rain fed areas and seasonal river valleys of Sindh.

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