Directions: Using pages 170-174 in your text , the attached reading, and your own knowledge, classify the information about the Indus River Valley Civilization (Harappan). In the first column list the FACTS that scientists know about the civilization and in the second column list the CONCLUSIONS scientists have reached.
Words: suggests, think, must have, probably, concluded
In Mohenjo-Daro, the citadel is built on an architectural platform about 45 feet above the plain.
On the summit was a huge communal bath.
Next to the large bath was a huge open space—a granary where food was stored from possible floods.
Fortified walls mark the southeast corner.
Elaborate Public Baths
Mohenjo-daro (2600-1900 BCE). Almost every house unit at Mohenjo-daro was equipped with a private bathing area
with drains to take the dirty water out into a larger drain that emptied into a sewage drain.
Many of these bathing areas had water-tight floors to keep moisture from seeping into the other rooms nearby or below.
This brick structure had a hole in the top that was connected to a small drain leading out of the base into a rectangular basin. Early excavators suggested this might have been a toilet.
A small well was located in the southeast corner (top right) and circular brick depressions were set into the floor, presumably to hold pottery vessels. The early excavators suggested that the room might have been a dyer's workshop.
Standard Weights and Measures
The famous "Dancing girl" found in Mohenjo-daro is an artifact that is some 4,500 years old. The 10.8 cm long bronze statue of the dancing girl was found in 1926 from a house in Mohenjo-daro.
Indus inscriptions are found only on small objects, mostly stone seals and on pottery.
About 3700 inscriptions are presently known.
The inscriptions are all extremely brief, averaging not more than about five signs in a text. Longer inscriptions might have been written on palm leaves or cloth which have perished.