Indus Valley Culture
By Lily Hagan, Kerri Hughes, and Caitlin Kinney
Culture is a very important aspect of the Indus Valley civilization. Indus Valley has a long line of history. For one thing, they have their own writing system. That writing system is so intense people today cannot crack it. Indus Valley civilization is one of the first civilizations to come together. Religion controlled and determined most of the daily life activities. Writing changed the way business dealings were done and history was kept. Architecture impacted the study of mathematics, science and engineering. Innovations allowed for the creation of job specialization and a wider gap between social classes. Achievements paved the way for more complex economics and military systems of the civilization. The culture developments during the River Valley civilizations made the largest impact on the people.
This is writing or pictures that they used to tell a story.
This is Indus Valleys environment or atmosphere that they lived in.
This is writing that they used to communicate with others.
This is where people lived their life.
This is an artifact that people used to play with. Women may have made it.
This is a sketch that people drew to identify people and their actions.
This is their location on the map.
This is amazing handmade jewelry that women have made.
People made this pottery for holding things that are valuable.
Harappans spoke Hinduism and also developed India’s first writing system
Scholars have not yet learned this language so we know very little about society symbols
The first Aryan settlers did not read or write
They memorized the poems and hymns that were important in their culture
If people forgot these poems they would be lost forever
A cast was a way of organizing people and giving them a place in society from the time they were born.
Each child belonged to the cast to which their parents are in. You could not marry someone from another cast.
In Fact you couldn’t even talk to them!
Order of the Cast System
Brahmans- They were priests, scholars, and teachers
Kshatrija- Warriors and Kings
Vaysalla- Farmers, artisans, and Merchants
Diliets- were not even considered to be part of the class