Indus River Valley Culture

Logan, Patrick, Jesse, Ella

Culture Introduction

Culture is very important aspect of a civilization. Culture impacted the River Valley Civilizations the largest. Culture is the arts, beliefs, human work and thought shared among a group or a period of time. Ancient civilizations have culture because culture is apart of peoples live. Culture influences people, shows their humor, values, and hopes. People follow rules, addictions, or acts that their civilization has done in the past. Culture impacted River Valley Civilizations in five ways, the five ways are first religion controlled and determine most of daily life activities. Second writing changed the way business dealings were done and history kept. Third architecture impacted the study of mathematics, science, and engineering. Fourth innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and a wider gap between social classes. Last way is Achievements paved the way for more complex economic and military systems.The culture developments during the River Valley civilizations made the largest impact on the people.

Indus River Valley Gallery

Indus Valley Religion

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Indus Valley Writing

Indus Valley: Writing

Statement: Writing changed the way that business dealings were done and history was kept.


  • The writing system that the Indus Valley Civilization used was Sanskrit. It was pictographic, which means that their writing was small pictures. Each picture represented a certain event.

  • The Indus Valley people used writing to tell tales and to write down poems about their gods. Most of their writing was about a god named Brahma, who is the god of creation. In pictographs Braha had four heads and four arms.

  • Writing was also used for keeping religious records and to write down measurements to build houses. Another example of Indus Valley writing was religious songs and hymns.

  • Aryn Religious writing was called Vedas.

  • In Indus Valley, the Scribes were the only ones that could read and write.

  • Writing was done by using a pointed stick in soft clay, or with a sharp tool.

Indus Valley Architecture

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Indus Valley Innovations

Statement: Innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and a wider gap between social classes.



Examples(s): Social classes were given to people by what job they were doing and how good they did it



Examples(s): Priests were the ones that made sure that the gods were pleased.



Examples(s): Slaves were owned by people. The slaves were soldiers that were captured in war and have to serve for 2 years without getting paid

Indus Valley Achievements

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Culture Conclusion

Culture has a big impact on the Indus Valley civilization and their people because they laid the foundation lion for the future. Culture affected their everyday lives. The five parts of culture are Religion, writing, achievements, Architecture, and innovations. Those five pieces of culture are very important because religions have some parts of culture and some have all. Some culture say state that someone had to write a legend, achieve something, create something like a seal, make an innovation, or believe in a god.