There are only a limited number of settlements
like Harappa, Lothal, Surkothada and
Kalibangan, where horse remains were
reported as have been discovered.
Sándor Bökönyi, a well-known Hungarian
Archeozoologist, has come to the conclusion
that the bones found in Surkothada probably
have belonged to a horse.
New excavations taking place in the sites of
Shikarpur, in the Sindh province of Pakistan
and only thirty kilometres away from the right
bank of the Indus River, and Gujarat, India's
westernmost state, have also revealed horse
remains, though in very low quantities.
It can thus be concluded that the people of
the Indus Valley Civilisation knew and used the
horses though probably their utility was only
confined to a small scale as horses were not
native to the region's geography and also
because the people had access to other
animals for the purpose of transportation and
for draught work.