Indus_River_Civilizations

Indus_River_Civilizations - Ancient India Timeline 3,000 to...

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Ancient India
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Timeline 3,000 to 1,500 BCE Early Indus Civilizations 1500-1000 BCE Recovery from Aryan invasions; Vedic Age; formative period 1000-600 BCE Epic Age; beginnings of early Hinduism; Upanishads, caste system in place 563-483 BCE Gautama Buddha 326 BCE Alexander’s invasion 322-184 BCE Maurya dynasty 30 BCE – 220 CE Kushan rule, Hindu beliefs develop 320-535 CE Gupta dynasty
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Geography and Peoples Himalayas and Hindu Kush - north and west Desert in east Early peoples probably moved down from the foothills to farm the river- watered valley lands. Traded by boat along the Indus, into the Arabian Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
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Indus Valley Civilization 1,000 settlements Distributed over 400,000 square miles most widespread civilization of its time. As early as 7,000 BCE Height of civilized settlement between 3,000 and 2,000 BCE Harappa. Mohenjo-Daro, and Kalibangan – 35-40,000 inhabitants each.
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Indus River Civilization How do we know when a “civilization” begins? Agricultural surplus Sedentarization Social stratification Urbanization Occupational differentiation Technology Writing
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Indus River Valley Golden Age ca. 2300 BCE-1750 BCE
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2010 for the course ASIA 150 taught by Professor Hewison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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