Hist 011607 Lecture 3

Hist 011607 Lecture 3 - Hist 011607 Lecture 3 Indus Valley...

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Indus Valley to Indo-Europeans Indus Valley o C. 6000 agriculture Monsoon [wet and dry season] Cotton o ca. 3000 river valley zebu [ox] copper pottery o ca. 2500=cities Monsoon o Wet and dry season in valley Harappa and Mohenjo-daro o Cities o Fortification walls, city planning [grids of streets], sanitation o Fl. Ca. 2500-1700BC [ca. 5m pop.] o Public baths=friends, socialize, business connections Harappan influences? Seals [letter], sculpture Dravidian o Language spoken, from pictographics Aryans o Invade Indus civilization? Sanskrit o Language oof Aryan + local languages Ca. 2350-sumerian trade with “meluhha” Indus valley pictographic o From ca 2500? o True script? o Seals o dravidian gender relations o more gender equality o matrilineal system government: social structure, ie. Priest or king wears crown decline of the Indus civilization [5 million ppl] o Aryan invaders? Pastoral migrants, ca. 1600-1000BC
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Hist 011607 Lecture 3 - Hist 011607 Lecture 3 Indus Valley...

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