Like the other two river valley civilizations, the Harappan culture developed a written language. In contrast to uniform and hieroglyphics, the Harappan language has been impossible to figure out or decipher. This is because there is nobody else in the world to read it anymore. The Harappan language is found on stamps and tools, and about 400 symbols made up there language.
The hardpan cities show a remarkable uniformity in religion and culture. the housing suggest that social divisions divisions in the society were not great. Artifacts such as clay and wooden childrens toys suggested a relatively prosperous society that could afford to produce nonessential goods. Few weapons of warfare have been found, suggesting that conflict was limited.
As with other cultures, the rulers of the harappan civilization are believed to have close ties to religion. Archaeologists think that the culture was a theocracy. But no site of a temple has been found. Priests likely prayed for good harvests and safety from floods. Religious artifacts reveal links to modern hindu culture.
The harappans conducted a thriving trade with peoples in the region. gold and silver came from the north in afghanistan. Semipresious stones from persia and the deccan plate were crafted into jewelry. The Indus River provided an excellent means of transportation for trade goods.