chapter 3 section 1 india. geography: the indian subcontinent (dnwtd) subcontinent- a large landmass...
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Chapter 3 Section 1India
Geography: The Indian Subcontinent (DNWTD)Subcontinent- A large landmass that juts out froma continentThe Indian continent is divided into three regions:1. Indus River keeps the northern watered plain-defined by mighty rivers, and fertile land2. Dry triangular Deccan Plateau- arid, unproductive, and sparsely populated 3. Coastal plains on either side of the Deccan- Coastal people used the sea for fishing, and the highways for trade.
ClimateMonsoons- A seasonal wind, that brings rain.defining feature of Indian lifepeople welcome the rains they need for their cropsif rains are too heavy, they could cause deadly floods
Indus Valley Civilization (DNWTD)Archeologists have not uncovered many Indus Valley sites-No names of King and Queens-No tax records-No literature
Two Main Cities
Harappa and Mohenjo-Daroboth were large (3 miles in circumference)Huge warehouses to store grainboth carefully planned, each city was laid out in a grid pattern-There were city blocks like we have todayAll houses were built in uniform usingovenfired clay bricks-Houses had plumbing systems, with baths, and drains
Indian Cities:Well organized GovernmentPowerful leadersMany Indus people were farmers-grew a wide variety of crops-wheat, barley, melons and dates-were first people to cultivate cotton and weave its fiber into cloth
Indian ReligionReligious BeliefsPolytheisticMother goddess seems to be the center of their creation Worshipped sacred animals such as the bull
Decline and DisappearanceEcological disasters may have contributed to the decline of the Indus people-Too many trees were cut down -devastating earthquake possibly