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The Indus Valley Civilization

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Chase Buchar

on 20 February 2013

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The Indus Valley Civilization Earliest known agricultural field... The Indus Valley Civilization is best known for its... Worlds first urban sanitation system... Trade and Transport - During 4300–3200 BC of the chalcolithic period, also known as the copper age, the Indus Valley Civilization area shows ceramic similarities with southern Turkmenistan and northern Iran. This suggests considerable mobility and trade. Cities In the northeast is the Punjab
(meaning 5 waters). Five
different rivers come together
to make the mainstream of the
Indus. The writing system in the
Indus contained more than
400 signs to represent
syllables and words. Though inscriptions are too
brief to decipher, some
people believe they
represent a Dravidian
language. Language Discovery The end of the Indus! The Indus valley cities
were abandoned
around 1900 B.C.E. It was believed that
invaders ended their
culture. Now they believe it was
caused by breakdowns
of the fragile
interrelationship of
political, social, and
economic systems that
were containing order. But! It was proven otherwise.. Agriculture Studies indicate that food production was largely indigenous to the Indus Valley. It is known that the people of Mehrgarh used domesticated wheats and barley. Technology The people of the
Indus Civilization achieved
great accuracy in measuring
length, mass, and time. They were among the first to
develop a system of uniform
weights and measures. The oldest (and first early Neolithic) evidence for the drilling of human teeth in was found in Mehrgarh. Eleven drilled molar crowns from nine adults were discovered in a graveyard in Mehrgarh that dates from 7,500-9,000 years ago. Religion There are no religious buildings or evidence of elaborate burials. The Harrapan religion was polytheistic. Some scholars believe that the majority of Harappan people worshiped a Mother goddess symbolizing fertility, a common practice among rural Hindus even today. Trade and Transport Judging from the dispersal of Indus civilization artifacts, the trade networks integrated a huge area. These included... The Indus Valley Civilization may have been the very first to use wheeled transportation. The Indus Valley Civilization is best known for the first agricultural fields. Fun Facts! Harappan was a city in the Indus that flourished around 2600 to 1700 BCE in the western part of South Asia. Cities Mohenjo Daro, or "Mound of the Dead" is another famous ancient city of the Indus Valley Civilization that flourished between 2600 and 1900 BCE. Most commonly engraved animal on Harappan seals are the humpless bull or unicorn. The Indus Valley civilization was bigger than Ancient Egypt. 1 in 3 homes at Mohenjo-Daro had its own private well. By: Chayse & Vickie Dravidian : a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka. Neolithic : of, relating to, or denoting the later part of the Stone Age, when ground or polished stone implements prevailed. Polytheistic :worshiping or believing in more than one god. These included portions of Afghanistan, the coastal regions of Persia, northern and western India, and Mesopotamia.
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