Indus Valley

Summary of the Indus Valley

The Indus civilization started in 2600 BC. The Indus people were very sophisticated. They made the most of their natural resources. Some of the jobs that the Indus people had were farming, some made cloth and clothes, others helped out with making bricks for shelter and sturdiness. The Indus civilization came to an end in 1500 BC. Later archaeologists started searching for evidence of the civilization and they found many buildings, tools, pots, and much more evidence of this very important civilization. Some historians have wrote articles, books, and even movies, on this civilization.

Cameron Grant - Archaeologist

Modern day India has developed many different ways of living. Every day Indus people get a taste of culture from the ancient times and the new times. This society became sophisticated because they have started making interactions with the outside world such as invasion and migration. Much Indians still live on farms. Farming is a big part of most Indian's lives. Hinduism is still a way that lots of Indians follow. They eat, marry, and worship gods.

I have discovered that in myths that originated in India that in these myths gods have the same way of life that the Indus people did back then.

I have discovered that the Indus Valley was geographically lucky. This reason being is that we've found different tools made from copper, bronze, and flint. I think this showed that the Indus Valley trusted their tools and that the tools were used with almost every job the Indus people had. Another thing I discovered were these pots had symbols on them which I believe to be symbols from their religious life.

After the Indus civilization, archaeologists made discoveries that showed that the Indus people used the types of skills we could not live without. The Indus Valley helped develop the cultures of India and Pakistan.

Sam Fallon - Anthropologist

The religious beliefs of the Indus society are mostly a matter of conjecture. There is no solid evidence of places of worship, though a number of buildings are believed to be temples and are being examined at this moment. It was widely assumed that there was a Great God and a Great Mother. These may have formed the basis for later Hindu belief in the God Shiva and his consort Shakti. I kinda thought it was weird because there was no solid evidence to identify how they worshiped and how they worshiped but in the Indus valley no one could find anything.

in there major cities, they put brick walls around the perimeter to protect them from there enemies. I thought that this showed how they were advanced because it will take a lot of time and energy to get the clay, mold the clay into bricks, transport the bricks to the area they are building, and finally build a two mile wall around the perimeter of the city. Also from 3000 BC to 2000 BC the Indus valley civilization was thriving and developing. So for a 1000 years, they were getting better and that shows how they advanced.

the Indus valley civilization was supplemented by fishing and hunting. This shows that they were advanced because when your fishing and hunting it evolves a lot of communication like who is going to take that one shot. Also if they didn't have communication then they wouldn't come home to dinner so the need . They traded a lot of there crops ans animals with each other in there civilization. They also traded with other civilizations close by for minerals. This showed communication between there civilization and even other civilizations because they are trying to convince each other that the trade is good and there for they are communication.

the ancient civilization Indus valley was known for making many different types of jewlary and weapons such as Faience, a type of glazed ceramic forms from crushed rock quartz. they made inscribed tablets, mirrors, ornaments, and many more things. They made all that because luck around them had rich soil. A source of water close by, and a great land to make there home.

History of the Indus valley- by Alyssa Portanova (historian)

The Indus valley (ancient India) civilization started in 2600bc through 1500bc. A couple of years after the civilization began, they found out about trade, and soon discovered that trade was very important to there civilization and how it ran. After they discovered trade, the people of ancient India began to advance. They started building wells, and creating streets for there carts.

In ancient India, not many leaders were known. Though a very important leader called the Priest King, did a lot for the people of the Indus valley. He discovered trade for his people, and created many important laws. The people of ancient India did not leave any great structures, such as the pyramids of Egypt, but they did leave important skills that are still used today. One of the skills that are still used is trade, and this skill is still used around the world.

In 1900bc through 1700bc, the Indus valley civilization began to fall apart. No one was sure what happened to this civilization, but there were many ideas. Archaeologists discovered treasure hidden between the walls of many homes, did this civilization fall apart because of mistrust? Also archaeologists found many skeletons around the main city Mohenjo-Daro. What exactly did happen to this civilization?

Geographer Suzy

Indus Valley. The valley of ancient India and the Indus River. The river flowed all the way from the Himalaya Mountains and into the Arabian Sea, The valley was only a physical feature, and was shaped by the Indus River. The people of Indus Valley had a water source, fertile soil, and crops such as peas and wheat also fruits like dates, grapes, and melons. The people kept cattle, pigs, goats, and sheep for food while the cows provided milk.

The Indus people had all the resources they needed, they could teach their children, plant fruit and vegetables, and could manage the flooding of the river. So they were geographically lucky. Today, The farmers in Indus Valley went on with their lives in their Villages but the cities went into ruins. Wind, rain, and floods washed away the mud bricks, which were used to make the buildings and houses, People took away most of the bricks, Only leaving a small pile of tied down bricks. There are researchers still searching for life that might be still there.