Harappan Culture

by Jhett Parker

language

- Developed a written language.

- contrast to cuniform and hieroglyphics

- language has been impossible to decipher

- found on stamps and seals on carved stones

Culture

- Cities show remarkable uniformity

- Children toys were clay

- Animals seen on pottery

- Animal images on artifacts

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Religion

- Priest prayed for good harvest and safety from floods

- Religious artifacts reveal links to modern Hindu culture

- Shiva is a major Hindu god

- Worship of the bull

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Trade

- Gold and Silver came from Afghanistan

- Semiprecious stones

- Brightly colored cotton cloth

- Overland routes moved goods

- trade helped since Indus river connects to the sea