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Bricks, Beads and Bones The Harappan Civilisation- NCERT Notes UPSC

Apr 1, 2022

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Subsistence Strategies

Agricultural Technologies

A Terracotta Bull

Mohenjodaro: A Planned Urban Centre

Laying Out Drains

Domestic Architecture

The Citadel

Tracking Social Differences


Looking for “Luxuries”

A Faience Pot

Finding Out About Craft Production

Identifying Centres of Production

Strategies for Procuring Materials

Materials From the Subcontinent and Beyond

Contact with Distant Lands

A Harappan jar found in Oman

Seals, Script, Weights

Seals and Sealing

An Enigmatic Script


Ancient Authority

Palaces and Kings

A “Priest-King”

The End of the Civilisation

Discovering the Harappan Civilisation

Cunningham’s Confusion

A New Old Civilization

New techniques and Questions

Problems of Piecing Together the Past

Classifying Finds

Problems of Interpretation

Timeline: 1: Major Periods in Early Indian Archaeology

Timeline 2: Major Developments in Harappan Archaeology


Twentieth Century

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