Harappan Culture

Adam Villard

Language

  • Made up of 400 symbols
  • Can not decipher
  • Different from Cuneiform and Hieroglyphics
  • Found on stamps and seals

Culture

  • Artifacts suggest that the society was prosperous
  • Few weapons found, conflict was limited
  • Animals were an important part of culture
  • Social divisions were not great

Religion

  • Leaders are believed to have close ties with religion
  • People think it was a theocracy
  • Priests prayed for good harvests ands safety from floods
  • Links to modern day Hindu culture

Trade

  • Gold and silver came from Afghanistan
  • Stones from Persia were made into jewelry
  • Brightly colored cotton was desirable
  • They used the Indus River for a link to the sea