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1. Urbanization: Peaked 2500 BCE a. Cities Harappa and Mohenjo Daro b. Walled: Linked w/ villages c. Mohenjo Daro pop 35-40 thousand d. Other 1500 walled settlements e. Markets, Sewage, streets f. Center of wealth, power, diffusion 2. political sustem a. Material culture evidence i. head artifacts; statues b. Neolithic society c. Ability to mobilize labor d. long distance trade e. specialized labor f. large cities: law and order Social structure? 3.Social structure a. Specialists: i. Goldsmths, masons, architects b. Social distinctions: i. rulers likely powerful a. Evidence: rich and poor ii. 1 room; group homes iii.2-3 storie homes with 12 rooms c. Gender obviously they had a class system in place Religion? 4. Religion a. Nature gods b. Deities on seals: i. priest and dancing girls on statue c. Statues of mother goddess Decline? 5. Decline a. Ecological disaster i. Deforestation
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ii. Erosion, less rainfall, desertification b. natural disaster i. Periodic, disastrous flooding and earthquake
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