G:What modern day countries was the Indus Valley civ in?
This civ is still mysterious.
The writing has not been translated.
We do know the cities were sophisticated enough to have brick walls surrounding them for protection against flooding from the Indus River.
Various artifacts found
What are artifacts?
Just like the other river valley civs, the Indus river valley people were mostly farmers.
They did trade with Chinese and with Sumerians (Mesopotamians).
That concludes Indus River Valley Civilization.
Get ready for the quiz.
P: Why do we know so little of the power structure in the Indus Valley?
E: How did the Indus make a living?
G:In what modern day country are the settlements of the Indus River Valley civilization?
G:Why did the cities have so many walls?
S: How do Indus artifacts demonstrate that the the the Indus Valley was sophisticated?
Began 2000 B.C.
As in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and along the Indus River, Chinese civilization began within a major river valley. Modern China itself is a huge geographical expanse. Around 4000 BC, this huge area contained an almost infinite number of ethnic groups and languages. This history, in which a vast area populated by diverse ethnic groups became, over time, a more or less single culture, began in the Yellow River Valley.
G:Ancient China was formed around the Yellow River.
The color yellow symbolized “centrality”, as in China is the center of the world.
During the Zhou and Shang periods, the Chinese made remarkable achievements in astronomy and bronzework, learned to make silk and create books, and developed a complex system of writing