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Ancient Indian Agriculture

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Danielle C

on 8 April 2014

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Transcript of Ancient Indian Agriculture

The Great Granary in ancient India was very big.
Grains and Granaries
Indus Valley civilization relied on the plow.
Farmers kept cows for milk, meat and used their skins for leather.
In this area less is known about crops because the early writings of these civilizations have not been decoded.
By: Danielle Chesbrough, 1-4-14
Ancient Indian Agriculture

Most crops grown around ancient times in the Indus Valley are likely to be monsoon type crops.
They built dams and drainage systems for crops.
Farmers planted winter crops, like wheat, barley, peas, lentils, linseed and mustard.
Builders built above ground level so air could flow underneath to keep wheat dry.
Farmers kept sheep, goats, pigs, donkeys, camels and chickens.
Early farmers in India raised livestock, like cattle, sheep, and goats. For making clothing they used the cotton plant instead of animals.
Plowing, weeding, irrigation and crop protection was practiced for sustained agriculture in India.
I have learned many things studying agriculture in ancient India, such as the animals they used for farming and some tools that they used, there are a couple things that really stood out to me and i am interested to learn more.
Decoded- convert (a coded message) into intelligible language.
Monsoon- A type of wind in the region of South and Southeast India.
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