Sanya Raynoe- Archaeologist
Panini, a student in the caste Brahmin, used a writing language called Sanskrit. Panini began to learn about other caste’s writing styles, different from Sanskrit. Thinking the world would be better if everyone could understand the same language, he began to collect works written in sanskrit and standardized the language. Now, thanks to Panini, modern people are able to learn more about ancient languages. The architecture of the Indus Valley was very solid, made out of brick and stone. Their plumbing system was very sophisticated.
Marissa Tocci- Anthropologist
The Indus valley people were advanced because they had high-prowed single masted boats, this was an advantage because it meant faster transportation. They also had a strong economy from barganing.
The people of Indus valley ate a healthy diet of mostly fruits and vegeatables, but they also ate meat and seafood. Farmers also grew dates, grapes, melons, peas and wheat.
The animals that lived in the Indus Valley were mostly endangered. There were Marco polo sheep, Indian wild donkeys, Baluchistan Bear, and bliond Indus dolphin, green turtles, gavials and crocodiles, bustard birds, musk and hog deer, weasels, otters, lynx, ratels, hyenas, wolves, martens, goittered gazelles, the gray goral and himalayn tahr, this was the species of wild goat. There are now only 350 animals.
When archaeologosts found a granary they looked inside but there was nothing to be found! This was quit interesting because the granary was supposidly 60 feet tall and should have held lots of grain. Archeaologists are still puzeled by the granary.
Some languages the the Indus valley people spook, Hindi and Urdu, these were the most popular, another language that was spoken was sanskirt.
Shoshana Halev- Anthropologist
The Indus Valley people had lots of different jobs so everyone was busy. Some of the jobs were brick-makers, they mixed soil with clay and water to make soft mud. Then they put the mud into a mold and then let it dry out so it will harden out and be a brick. Another job was a farmer, they harvested dates, grapes, melons, wheat and peas.
The Indus Valley people also had many religions but there were just two main ones. They were the Hindu religon and the Buddah religion. The Hindu people worshiped some interesting gods. For example one of the gods is the Brahma god and he is shown riding on a goose with 4 different bodys. The Buddha people worshiped Siddhartha who was a young man born into a royal family then became the start of a of the Buddha religion that is still practiced now.
The Indus people ate healthy meals. They kept pigs,sheep gaots and cows they had for meat and milk. The farmers added dates, grapes, melons, wheat and peas to their diet.
The Indus people had to find a way to write though. They used a sharp stick on soft mud or a knife on stone and metal. Not very many people knew how to read or write, but the traders new a little because it was easier for them to so their job if they could read what was written on seals. The Indus Valley people wrote from right to left then left to right and it just goes on like that till you have nothing more to write.
Gabe Flynn Christianson- Historian
I could not find many things about great leaders or mobs that influenced society. They was one leader but he did not come until around 1940.
The city of Mohenjo-Daro was flourishing in 2600 BC. besides that the only other big effect was when they died somewhere between 1900 and 1700 BC.
The orders that this civilization advanced were pretty normal. or at least in my opinion they were. Around 3300 BC the indus valley farmers startedr to build villages. Somewhere in 3200 BC the indus people developed their own form of handwriting.There started to be cities in the Indus valley around 2650 BC and by 2600 BC the city of Moherjo-Daro was flourishing