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The Indus Valley

A presentation on the Indus Valley.

Cathy Z

on 23 November 2013

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years ago, a very important civilization developed ...
2600 B.C. to 1700 B.C., settlements were built on the banks of the Indus River...
The Indus River...
The cities of this civilization were highly advanced,
They were the first to develop uniform weights and measures
They were also the first civilization to incorporate urban sanitation systems ; hygiene was top priority.
Their art was highly advanced, there have been discoveries of jewelry made from terracotta, steatite and bronze. Long carnelian beads were also a specialty...
Transportation and trade were goals of the Harappan. Their trade network ran from Mesopotamia to northern and central India. They were also very economic.
The Harappan traded grains, cotton clothing, pottery and some metal utensils.
The Harappan didn't just get their food from trade,
the agriculture was highly advanced, and was based on
raising, storing and transporting domesticated barley
& wheat.
The Harappan also had a common language; and a written script.
The Harappan consumed a variety of fruit, vegetables and spices. This included a range of brassica, brown mustard greens, coriander, dates, jujube, walnuts, grapes, and figs. Others such as mango, okra, caper, sugarcane, garlic, turmeric, ginger, cumin and cinnamon were also consumed.
Delicious sugarcanes were harvested.
Meat mostly came from cattle but the Harappan kept chickens, buffaloes and some sheep and goats.
They hunted a wide range of wildfowl and wild animals such as deer, antelopes and wild boar. They were cooked and served by the hearth or brick-built fireplace.
Archaeologists also found out that the Harappan fished mostly for their diets also. Traces of elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, buffalo, antelope and gharial were also found and eaten.
A lovely picture of a Gharial.
What the daily life of the Harappan might've looked like...
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So how does our civilization compare to theirs?
The Rise and Fall of Civilizations
A painting of what the city might have looked like
The Harappan people had three main religons called Buddism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
BBC Primary History
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