Indus Valley Civilization

By Grace, Sully, Reena, and Hailey.

The History of Indus Valley; By Grace Waugh

The Indus Valley Civilization wasn't always called Indus Valley. They were once simply a seminomatic people, people who constantly travel. When they came upon the Indus River, the soil was so great for crops, they settled there and became the Indus Valley Civilization. In 3200 BC, the Indus created their own form of writing, and by 3000 BC, they had built a collection of cities. Around 2350 BC, they had begun to trade with the people of Mesopotamia.

Over the course of this civilization, they had a great number of struggles. Some scientists believe that the Indus River overflowed, destroying many crops. As this was their only food source, many must have starved. Skeletons also show signs of malaria, a disease spread by mosquitoes. All civilizations need a leader, and the Indus was so large they needed many. From large cities in different parts of the whole, people such as merchants, land owners, and religious leaders ruled over the large civilization.

Archaeologist Hailey Caldwell

The Indus Valley Empire made sculptures mainly in stone, metal and terra-cotta. The Indus Valley Empire also made numerous sculptures out of terra-cotta; an excellent example is a figure of the Mother Goddess. It shows the Mother Goddess and smear of rate and good luck The Indus Valley Empire had also industrial skills in pottery and painting. They used a unique type of clay,which was baked. Once the pot was made, the painters would paint beautiful designs, the idea being birds, animals and men.

The citizens of the Indus Valley society also developed a writing system that was used for several hundred years. However, unlike some other historic civilizations, we are still not capable to read the words that they wrote. The Indus Valley people did not leave a great structure, like the Pyramids of Egypt or the Great Wall of China. Their city had almost been missing. Today, guests see remains dug into by archaeologists. Yet long after the Indus Valley Culture, skills such as trading, farming and brick making were conceded on. Indus people helped shape the later culture of the India and Pakistan Civilization. There are plenty of legends about Indus valley here is one about a hero named Alexander the Great. He was theson of the great military leader and king of Macedonia, also identified as Philip of Macedon, or the Barbarian. Philip had rewarded a man named Aristotel to educate his son about the Greek society and costumes, since Philip had always recognized that his son was going to overpower Greece. He then moved on, and later, in the battle of Issus Alexander had defeated Darius and captured most of his family. Barsine, the daughter of a nobleman was also captured and eventuallyAlexander and her had ason. Him his wife and his son were thenboth murdered after Alexander passed away.

By Reena-Anthropolygist

The Indus valley civilization paid a lot of attention to religion. Two of the main religions there was hinduism and buddhism. The oldest major religion, hinduism, with about 9 million people who follow that religion and one of the more eastern religions is buddhism.People believe Indus valley worshiped a mother god and a father god.

In many ways the people of indus valley were advanced. They used many tools like we use today. They used earlier models of hammers, knives, needles, fish hooks, razers and even saws. They developed a way of writing, but sadly most of the words havent been translated yet.These symbolds may have been the start of indus writing.

The geography of the Indus Valley civilization. By Laura O'Sullivan

Indus valley was located in the area of the Indus river, developing by the coast, in southern Asia. Since the civilization was located by the Indus river the river would fertilize the soil they would use to grow crops getting more food. Hence being able to feed more people ergo their civilization could grow. The Indus valley civilization had a lot of natural resources which was handy which were melons, dates, rice, wheat,and cotton, possibly even the first to raise chickens . Obviously the cotton was for cloths, the rest was for food. Because of this civilization having so many resources they wear obviously geographically lucky.

This civilization was located in modern day Pakistan as well as India and Afghanistan. The Indus valley civilization was strong geographically. This large civilization toke up 1.25 kilometers.