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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

  • Harappa

  • 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


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