What was the significance of the discovered site of Chanhudaro? Discuss the features of bead making on this site?

Chanhudaro was a small discovered site of about less than 7 hectares. The significance of this site is that it is generally known for its craft production activities. Some of the prevalent activities in this site were bead making, shell cutting, seal making, metal cutting, etc.

Some of the important features of bead making are:

  1. Variety of materials were used for making beads. Some common stones used for this purpose were carnelian, crystal, quartz, and steatite.
  2. The use of metals like copper, bronze, gold, shell, terracotta and faience was also prevalent in bead making.
  3. The beads were of different shapes like cylindrical, spherical, barrel shaped and segmented.
  4. The decoration of the beads were done by incising or painting and some had designs etched on them.

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