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16 Dec

Life at Indus Valley Civilization

Sports and Entertainments:
The large number of terracotta figurines and toys such as cart, bull, elephant, monkeys, chariots; whistles etc indicate that the children entertained themselves There are no clear evidences of Music in the civilization; however, the finding of a dance girl bronze figurine gives some insight about the social entertainment
Science & Technology
The Harappan civilization was the womb of mathematics from where both the concept of numbers and the numerical system originated The numerical system developed by the Harappan included symbols for most numbers and several innovations for mathematical manipulations such as addition and multiplication
The Harappan numerical system is decimal and additive multiplicative in usage There are symbols for numerical for 4 to 100, 1000 and their derivatives The numerical system which was first used by the Harappan later found its way into other ancient civilization
These people are known to have constructed the world’s first tidal port at Lothal at the head of the gulf company They possessed a high degree of knowledge relating to tfte ebb and flow of tides and carried on brisk overseas trade with other civilizations
They were also conversant with the medical sciences and used various herbs and drugs to treat diseases The people of Indus valley Civilization practiced Trephination which is kind of medical intervention making a burr hole in the skull to treat migraines and mental disorders The evidences of Trephination have been found at Lothal, Kalibangan and Burzahom but not at Harappa or most other sites
Tools, arms and weapons
They are made up of Copper and Bronze They were unaware of the use of Iron The Harappan people were generally peace loving and had not much arms and weapons in their kitty
Burial Practice
All Indus valley sites have distinct burial of the dead practice Surkotda and Dholavira are two sites where the burial practice resembled the megalithic practice

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