Near Kutch Harappan graveyard, remains of a skeleton and the key to a puzzle

Syllabus: GS-I,  Subject: History-Ancient, Topic: Harappan civilisation, Issue: Harappan Sites.

Context: Archaeologists discovered a 5,200-year-old Harappan settlement near a mass burial ground in Gujarat’s Kutch district.


Products PSyS:

  • Excavation uncovered pottery, animal bones, and flexed skeleton, offering insights into early Harappan life.
  • Discovery suggests burial site served multiple settlements, revealing community connections.

Harappan civilisation:

  • Also known as the Indus Valley Civilization, thrived in the Indus River valley around 3300 to 1300 BCE.
  • Remarkable features:
    1. Advanced urban planning
    2. Standardized weights and measures
    3. Sophisticated craftwork: Bearded priest, Mother goddess
    4. Undeciphered script
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