This beautiful monster deserves a (belated) post. Following the PhD thesis defense/ viva in February, some minor revisions, and a pandemic, this is the final product, now stored at the Cambridge University Library. Besides its small but significant contribution to scientific research, this thesis reminds me of the many extraordinary people I met in the past years, and the beautiful places I lived and worked in to make this happen. Many of them are, in a way, part of the thesis. I was lucky to have the best supervisors and advisors I could ask for, and the critical comments of the examiners were also part of the learning process and great experience. This marks the end of a journey, but also the foundation stone of what is “yet to come to pass”. #phdlife Photo: hardcover of the thesis, titled: “Ceramic Traditions and Ceramic Landscapes of the Indus Civilisation: investigating the technologies and socio-economic complexity of rural pottery production in Bronze Age northwest India”.