The Indus Valley - The Indus Valley The Harappan State The...

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The Harappan State n Written language not deciphered yet n First discovered in early 20th century - unknown n n 3rd millennium B.C. n Short lived: 5-600 yrs. n No sign. Pyramids, tombs, palaces No Hx record of civilization – pre-industrial state No king lists, internal chronologies, etc Self contained, minor outside influence
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The Harappan State n Good for study of Origins of Cultural Complexity: 1. characteristics may have appeared rapidly 2. massive cities w/ sign. Town planning 4. homogenous culture 5. few arch. materials Harappan Seal
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Ecological Setting n Seen as abandoned @ 0 BC – river changed n Himalayas – tectonic activity – annual floods n b. irrigation necessary c. another civilization as result of large river
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Ecological Setting n 2 Rivers Floodplain: a. Indus b. Ghaggar-Hakra(extinct) c. parallel w/ alluvial plain d. many large cities Unpredictable rivers a. many old channels b. avulsions Circumscribed Civilization
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Ecological Setting
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Neolithic Period (7 – 4,300 BC) n Village Farming Life : n n Mehrgarh Plain: a. simple multi-roomed bldgs
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANT 215 taught by Professor Borders during the Winter '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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