Ancient India's Geography

By Jonah Hagelin

Where is it located?

Ancient India is located at the lower part of Asia, and right under the county China. It is above the Indian ocean and to the left is the Arabian sea. In the south east, there is the bay of Bengal, that leads into the Indian ocean. Also the biggest Mountins in the world are right on top of India and in Asia.
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Why did they settle here?

The citizens of ancient India settled here because of good natural resources, and they had the Indus and the Ganges river which was good for travel.The ancient India citizens had an independent government, so they had a free religion.

How did humans impact the land?

Humans impacted the land by planting crops. In the north part of India, the Indian citizens grew grain crops such as wheat, millet, and barley. In the south, they grew a mix of crops including spices like cinnamon, pepper, and ginger. Rice was also grown in the river valleys. They always waited for rain season. If it rained, then they would eat and be happy. Often the first time it rained, they would cheer and celebrate.

What natural resources are present?

The natural resources that are present are metallic materials, and non metallic materials. The metallic materials are copper, zinc, iron ore, and chromite. Non metallic materials include Wollastonite, Ilmenite, and pyrophyllite. They have some of the best natural resources in the world. Copper holds a sharp edge, and could be fashioned into tools, ornaments, and weapons more easily than stone. They used iron for weapons and tools.

What Geographical features are present?

The Geographical features that are present are the following. The Himalaya mountains Are the biggest mountains in the world. It includes Mount. Everest, the biggest of them all. The Indus and Ganges river help travel and people can farm near. They used to bathe also in the Ganges and Indus and appreciate them a lot.