Indus Valley Culture
Lizzie, Andrew, Nick
Indus Photo Gallery
This is what a vase they would make looks like
This is what the Indus people's jewelry looks like
The cotton used to make their clothes
They had big grid like cities. They made it like this so they had an easy time making the plumbing/drainage systems and so they know that the people in the higher classes where more towards the middle so they had more protection.
Another piece of their architecture was wells. The wells were a reliable water source that provided the whole caste with water. Each caste had there own well. If they ran out of water they would of had to make another well.
Another piece of architecture is their pools of water that they could have bathed in. This is a pool that was used for. They usually bathed in it once a day and each caste had their own pool. The leaders had the biggest and the slaves had the smallest.
One other is the drainage system. Indus was the first civilization to have drainage systems. The drainage system is to let water out of the streets and use it for something like watering the plants.
- The last reason is they had building that were 3 stories tall. These buildings were up to 30 feet tall. They made these houses because as there civilization grew they had to house more people. Also they used it as defence to. If intruders came they would have to destroy more things to conquer them.
The tools they made were very helpful because the made stuff easier. For example they could make tools like shovels to help them with farming food and the cotton.
They improved to make fertile plains from the Ganges river
They had a very good public drainage system. The public draining helped with their bathrooms. Once the bath would get full, their public drainage systems would drain it and it would be clean.
They created bathrooms which were basically big baths of water. There would be a big huge bath in the town. It was filled up for water and the people would go in it. The slaves were not aloud to use the same one as the highest caste.
- They created symbols as writing. The symbols would stand for important stuff in their civilization. For example, an animal, a farm, something new they made, etc.