By Collin Hudson
- Made of seals and stamps.
- Impossible to decipher.
- About 400 symbols make up the language.
- Linguist have not found any inscriptions that are bilingual.
- The presence of animal images on many types of artifacts is very important.
- Few weapons and warfare have been found suggesting that conflict was limited.
- Could afford to produce nonessential goods like clay and wood.
- The housing suggests that social divisions in the society were not great.
- No signs of temples.
- Priests likely prayed for good harvests and safety from floods.
- Religious artifacts reveal links to modern Hindu.
- Gold and silver came from the north in Afghanistan.
- Seals were found in Mesopotamia.
- Semiprecious stones from Persia and the Deccan Plateau were crafted into jewelry.
- Trading began as early as 2600 B.C. and continued until 1800 B.C.
- The Indus River provided a link to the sea which developed trade with distant cultures.