Harappan Culture


  • They developed a written language.
  • Harappan culture has been almost impossible to decipher.
  • The hardpan culture is found on stamps and seals.

Role of Religion

  • Archaeologists think that the culture is a theocracy.
  • Religious artifacts reveal links to modern Hindu culture.
  • Priests likely prayed for a good harvest and safety.


  • The Harappan cities show a remarkable uniformity in religion and culture.
  • Few weapons of warfare have been found suggest that conflict was limited.
  • The housing suggests that social divisions in society were not great.


  • The Harappans conducted a thriving trade with peoples in the religion.
  • The Indus River provided an excellent means of transportation of goods.
  • Gold and silver came from up north in Afghanistan.