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Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
Indus Valley Web Conclusions
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Indus Valley Web Conclusions

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After discussing as a class what the artifacts of the regions may demonstrate of the people in the area, this PowerPoint is the culmination of two different classes conclusions.

After discussing as a class what the artifacts of the regions may demonstrate of the people in the area, this PowerPoint is the culmination of two different classes conclusions.

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  • 1. CIVILIZATION IN ANCIENT INDUS Study and conclusions about Harappa and Mohjeno-daro
  • 2. DAY 1: CONCLUSIONS• spring thaw brought fresh water to rivers and tributaries • Agriculture is possible due to the flooding rivers • Flooding from the rivers can be deadly to people surrounding cities• mountains provided many resources, such as timber, animal products and minerals• Mountains isolated the region from other parts of the world • mountains are perilous to cross • limited the ability for invasion from outsiders • limited cultural diffusion
  • 3. DAY 2: CONCLUSIONS• Standard Weights • trade existed • indicates a centralized government • may indicate that there is a currency utilized in this civilization • variety of material used for the weights show abundance of minerals must have been mined• hanging decorations were used• stone tools were used as technology• variety of crafts/tools indicates a class of craftsmen/artisans in the city• Stoneworking was an important skill• Concentration of weights, tools, and ornaments indicate market may have existed here
  • 4. DAY 3: CONCLUSIONS• this civilization had a writing system• animals and symbols may be of religious significance• depictions may be of stories or tales important to their culture• some skill with carving/engraving and stonework was necessary
  • 5. DAY 4: CONCLUSIONS• public works are indicated by the system of roads• geometry and architecture are evident in their buildings• a class of masons must have existed• irrigation and plumbing/sewage system existed in people’s homes • physics must have been known to facilitate the plumbing• central planning by an organized government created the geometric city plan
  • 6. DAY 5: CONCLUSIONS• hygiene and appearance must have been important due to the bathing facilities• irrigation and sewage• good use of space may be the result of central planning• communal sewer system is more evidence of public works
  • 7. DAY 6: CONCLUSIONS• animals are significant in everyday life and/or religion• oxen may be representative of their leaders, so may images may mean a pride in their leaders• skilled artisans in carving/engraving
  • 8. DAY 7: CONCLUSIONS• possible religious significance used for worship in the home• indications of organized religion as these are found in most homes• believed in beauty
  • 9. CONCLUSION•

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