was a city of the Indus
Valley civilization situated 450 miles South-East of Mohenjo Daro
. Cemeteries have been found in Lothal which indicate that its people were of Proto-Australoid and Mediterranean
physiques. One of the graves in this cemetery has a man burried along with his wife, possibly the earliest known practice of Sati
After the core of the Indus Valley civilization had decayed in Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, Lothal seems not only to have survived but to have thrived for many years to come.
See also: Indus Valley civilization