Ch. 4 - Mysteries of the Indus pp. 74-87
Indus Valley Civilization
a civilization located in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent, mainly present-day Pakistanand northwest India
yearly rains of wet seasons
a type of clay
a type of soapstone
in Sanskrit (historical Indo-Aryan language) means “a sign of good luck”
having many gods
the study of languages
The Himalayan Mountains
1. stretch across northeastern India
2. create the Indian subcontinent
What are the three main rivers in India?
Indus [in-duhs] River
Ganges [gan-jeez] River
Brahmaputra [brah-muh-poo-truh] River
What is the name of the ocean off the southern coast of India?
What is the tallest mountain in the world?
*the international border between China and Nepal runs across the summit point
What are the names of India’s three major cities?
In which area do most of the people in India live?
northern India; the northern plains
What is the plateau in southern India called?
the Deccan Plateau
The Indus Valley Civilization was one of the greatest archeological finds.
The cities of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa were dated approximately 2500 B.C.
The Harappan civilization and the Mohenjo-Daro civilization 400 miles away were very similar.
These ancient civilizations were sophisticated, farmed and raised animals, had well organized villages, and had bathing and drainage areas.
These ancient civilizations were also artistic and skilled craftsman.