Daily Life in the Indus Valley Author- Brian Williams Connor Denny A. Johnson
The Indus Valley People Once known as "the king river," the people of the Indus Valley built cities and developed writing, arts & crafts, trade links, religions, and governments. Other skills and technological advances included math, sculpture, seals, bricks, boats, pottery, jewelry and metal tools. These advances helped them be a prosperous and peaceful city from 2500-1700 BCE.
Chapter 1 Vocabulary and Definitions civilization- culture or society of a region at a particular time irrigation- system of canals that carries water from a river or lake to crops in a field seals- small stone tag with a picture that left an impression when stamped into soft clay
Indus Cities Indus cities were a center for government and trade where people could develop special skills in making pottery and metal tools. These cities were broken up into a upper and a lower town. The upper part of town is where rulers lived. This part of town had the highest mound and the citadel. Poor people including most city workers lived and worked in the "lower town" district.
Chapter 2 Vocabulary and Definitions delta- mouth of a river and the land around it ritual- religious ceremony or action performed in the same way each time wells- deep hole dug to find and extract water from underground
Timeline According to the timeline there are events happening at the same time. The Indus Valley and past civilizations share several things in common with one another. Both civilizations had individuals that built cities close to rivers. People in several civilizations have made great technological advances such as the invention of the wheel.
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