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Which of the following Harappan sites are located in the Kutch region?
A)Desalpur and Surkotada
B)Rangpur and Rajadi
C)Allabadino and Balekat
D)Lothal and Sukotada

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Hint: The Harappan sites are spread over an area stretching from northeast Afghanistan, through much of Pakistan, and into western and northwestern India.

Complete answer:
Desalpar is a massive fortified Harappan site located in Nakhtrana Taluka in the Kutch District of Gujarat. The site was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1963. The findings of the excavation include pottery and three script bearing seals. Among these three, one was of steatite, one of copper and one of terracotta.

Surkotada is located in Rapar Taluka of Kutch district in Gujarat. The site was excavated in 1964. The excavation findings include remains of horses which is of prime importance. Even though it is widely believed that horses were unknown to the people of the Indus valley Civilisation, the findings gave rise to much new-found ambiguity.

Rangpur is a Harappan site lying on the tip between the Gulf of Khambhat and Gulf of Kutch. After excavations a seaport was discovered at Rangpur.

Rojidi is located on the northern bank of the Bhadar River in Gondal taluka of Rajkot district in central Saurashtra peninsula of Gujarat. Mostly Harappan pottery was found in this area.

Balekat is a town in Mansehra District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Terracotta remains and terracotta figurines from distant points in the high altitudes around the area.

Lothal is located in the Bhal region of Gujarat. Findings include bead making factory, a dockyard, button seal, fire altars, painted jar and earliest cultivation of rice.

Hence, the correct answer is option (A)

Note: There over fourteen hundred Harappan sites have been discovered. Around nine-hundred of them are in India and four-hundred in Pakistan. About forty sites are located on the river Indus and its tributaries and around 1,100 sites are located on the plains between rivers Ganges and Indus.