The lifestyle of people at the time of Indus Valley civilisation was modern in all terms with households for all, surplus economy and equal rights. They were living in a mud brick houses when everyone in the world was figuring out how to make houses? They travell in a bullock cart when rest of the world was walking and they have a world class drainage system which means they were hygienic people. They have no king or ruler but they did not fight, just trade with whole world.
These are the commonly known acts we know about "Indus Valley civilization". Apart from these known facts, there are some lesser known facts too which make it ideal. We are writing them here for you.
- Earliest evidence of farming in South Asia was found in Mehrgarh which is in Pakistan now a days. Mehrgarh was known for brick houses and granaries which meant it was quite an advance city.
- It was an "egalitarian society" means all houses had water and drainage.
- Excellent drainage; means it was hygiene fanatic civilization unlike modern day India.
- It used the measure ratio of 5:2:1 to measure weight. I.e. it measured 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 where each weight measured 28 gms. later the Kautilya Arthshastra used the same technique.
- There were so many non residential buildings which means it had a surplus economy.
- The most captivating piece of art of Indus valley was the statuette of a girl in dancing position known as Dancing girl of Mohen-jo-daro. It means the civilization had pioneered several techniques in metallurgy.
7. The one of the important and lesser known facts about the Indus valley is its textile culture. It is unequivocally established that the Indus valley people had domesticated the cotton and were weaving their cloths in different patterns. It is evident from the cotton seeds excavated from the Indus valley site and the cloth impression found on the clay tablet, which established the fact that the people were weaving their cloths. Some of the clay figurine wearing cloth are conclusive examples.
8. Earlier historian thought that the silk was produced and spun in to cloths only in china and it was a closely guarded secret. But, the microscopic study of the silk threads, found preserved inside a copper alloy ornamnent, one can identify characteristic of the species of silk moth that produced that strands. This important new finding brings into question the traditional historical fact of sericulture as being an exclusively Chinese invention. This new evidence from Indus valley proves that the silk culture would have been evolved independently here in Indian sub-continent.
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