In 1975-6, the Cambridge Archaeological Expedition made a preliminary survey of the
Paleolithic sites in the
Rohri Hills. According to their findings, the Rohri Hills were a source of chart for the manufacture of the
parallel-sided blades used by the
Harappan culture of 2300 -
The most clearly differentiated Paleolithic site in the Rohri Hills was at their southern end, near the village of Chancha Baloch and only four kilometers from the
pre-Harappan settlement of
Kot Diji. Spread over an area of about 5,000 square meters, on a largely sand- free area between the dunes, are found Middle and Upper Paleolithic artifacts and factory debris.
An extensive series of working floors were also found close to a hamlet known as Nawab Punjabi. The discovery of factory sites representing all phases of the
Stone Age in the lower
Indus Valley has added more depth to our understanding of
civilization in prehistoric Sindh.
Rohri Hills local name Nahoon Takar or Char 4 Tukar is a Sindhi word and it means New Hill and Four Piece
Rohri Hill Side