Indus Valley Civilization belongs to which of the following periods?
We know that at some cities of Indus valley civilisation, the gates have written texts as well as there are other evidences of writting. But these text are not deciphered and in very small volume which confirms that writing was in it's initial phase.
The term proto history, in this context, refers to the transition period between the advent of literacy and the writings of the earliest historians. Harappans knew writing but their script remains undeciphered and thus their culture has been termed as proto historical.
Which of the following was one of the three economic pockets of the Indus Civilization?
• The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300-1300 BCE; mature period 2600-1900 BCE) extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India. Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and of the three the most widespread It flourished in the basins of the Indus River, one of the major rivers of Asia, and the Ghaggar-Hakra River, which once coursed through northwest India and eastern Pakistan.
• At its peak, the Indus Civilization may have had a population of over five million. Inhabitants of the ancient Indus river valley developed new techniques in handicraft (carnelian products, seal carving) and metallurgy (copper, bronze, lead, and tin). The Indus cities are noted for their urban planning, baked brick houses, elaborate drainage systems, water supply systems, and clusters of large non-residential buildings.
Which of the following cannot be considered Proto Harappan Culture?
Proto Harappan cultures are the pre-Harappan cultures, which also have some of the features of the mature Harappan phase.
Thus, all proto Harappan cultures are pre Harappan ones, but all pre Harappan cultures are not proto Harappan cultures.
Which of the following birds was worshipped by the Harappan people?
They worshipped the bird Pigeon. The worship of mythical animals is evident from the existence of a human figure with a bull's horns, hoofs and a tail. Besides animals, these people also worshipped the Sun, the Fire and the Water.
One of the Indus sites has the uniqueness of having double burials i.e. the practice of burying a male and a female together in a single grave.Pick it out from among the following?
Which of the following materials was mainly used in the manufacturing of Harappan seals?
Most of the seals were made of steatite, which is a kind of soft stone. A few of them were also made of terracotta, gold, agate, chert, ivory and faience. The standard Harappan seal was square in shape with a 2X2 dimension. It is believed that the seals were used for commercial purposes.
The remarkable thing about the arrangement of the houses in the cities is that they followed the following system:
By 2600 BC, Mohenjodaro and Harappa are the major cities of the Indus Valley Civilization, which were built with blocks divided by a grid of straight streets and running north-south and east-west. Each block was subdivided into small lanes.
Which statement on the origins of the Harappan civilisation is probably most correct?
Give chronological order of their discovery
So the correct order will be:- 1,3,2,4
Post-Harappan culture has been found in
Who among the following referred to Indus Valley Civilization as the Harappan culture?
By far the best evidence to ascertain the date of Harappan civilization is
This archaeological site consist of a number of low archaeological mounds created by generations of superimposed mudbrick structures. Located close to the mouth of the Bolan Pass, it was abandoned by the time of the emergence of the literate urbanised phase of the Indus Civilisation. An entry in the UNESCO tentative list, it is?
Which of the following animals are represented on the seal depicting the male deity (Pasupati Mahadeva) in the Indus Valley Civilization?
Who among the following named the Indus Civilization as the ‘Harappan Civilization’ after the name of the Indus site of Harappa?
Which one of the following statement is not correct about Indus Valley Civilization:
A stone statue of an important man found from Mohenjodaro shows him wearing an embroidered garment. This gives evidence about the use of embroidered garments.
In the context of Indus valley civilization, which of the following statements is correct about faience?
Which of the following sites has furnished the proof of the sea faring activity of the Harappan people?
Which one of the following was the principal article of food of the Indus valley people?
They grew most wheat and barley and also rice at some places along with pulses , sesame , linseed and mustard.
However, in the recent research it was discovered that they used meat in their diet.
As at Kalibangan, both the citadel and the lower town were fortified at one of the following places. What is that place called?
In Surkotada, the citadel and lower town were joined together. Like Kalibangan, the citadel and the town were fortified, each having independent entrances in the South and also an intercommunicating gate. Stone rubble and mud bricks were used.
It has been observed by the excavation that the pottery fabrics and forms found at some places show a closed affinity with the early Baluchistan and Iranian pottery. Identify the places.
Which of the following Indian script appears to be the closest to the Harappan script?
Linguistically, if the Indus script is deciphered, we may hopefully find that the proto-Dravidian roots of the Harappan language and South Indian Dravidian languages are similar. This is a hypothesis. If you ask what similarity is likely to emerge, the first and most important similarity is linguistic.
The Harappan people did not grow:
Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in:
The Indus Valley was discovered by Dayaram Sahni in 1921. The Indus Valley covers modern day Pakistan and the northwest of India.
A statue of a bearded man was found at:
A well-known piece of art of the Harappan period is a stone sculpture of a bearded man discovered at Mohenjodaro. His eyes are half-closed indicating a posture of meditation. Across the left shoulder is an embroidered cloak. In the opinion of some scholars, it could be a bust of a priest.
The local name of Mohenjodaro is:
Mohenjodaro is not the original name, of course, but one given by local villagers referring to the 'mound of the dead5: the tower and hillocks of abandoned debris of bricks that their forefathers had noticed in the surroundings.
The largest number of sites found in post-independence India in:
The state which has accounted for the highest number of Harappan sites after independence is Gujarat. Gujarat has been one of the main centres of the Indus Valley Civilization. It contains major ancient metropolitan cities from the Indus Valley such as Lothal, Dholavira, and Gola Dhoro.
Remains of horse bares have been found from:
The Surkotada site contains horse remains dated to 2000 BC, which is considered a significant observation concerning Indus Valley Civilisation. During 1974, Archaeological Survey of India undertook excavation at this site and J.P. Joshi and A.K. Sharma reported findings of horse bones at all levels.
The Indus Valley Civilization people traded with the:
The people of Indus Valley Civilization mainly traded with the Mesopotamians. Dilmun and Makan were intermediate trading stations between Meluha and Mesopotamia. Meluha is the earliest name of the Indus area. Other places given in the options are not related to Indus valley civilization.
Which metal was unknown to Indus Valley Civilization?
Iron was not known to Indus Valley Civilization people. The first evidence of Iron is found about 1000 B.C. from Atranjikhera in Etah district. Beads made for Gold and Silver were found in most of the places of Indus valley civilization.