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Lippy - Unit 3 India

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monsoon strong winds that blow in one direction in the winter (cold, dry air), and the opposite direction in the summer (warm, wet air)
subcontinent land that is part of a continent but separate because of physical features like high mountains (*India is separated from Asia by the Himalaya and Hindu Kush Mountains)
silt A mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
Himalayas THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD, which stretch along northern India, separating it from the rest of Asia.
Indus River The river for which India is named
Irrigation A way of supplying water to an area of land (Farmers in India used canals)
Agriculture Farming; growing crops and raising livestock
Mohenjo-Daro This ancient city had the Great Bath
Indus River Valley Harappan civilization, which included ancient Mohenjodaro, developed in this area.
Enemies that might attack Part of Mohenjodaro was raised and surrounded by a wall. What does this suggest that Mohenjodaro had?
Uniform ways to measure The discovery of a scale, stone weights, and a marked rod suggests that the people of Mohenjodaro had what?
Nine streets divided the lower city into blocks What proves that Mohenjodaro was carefully planned?
Archaeologists founds it ruins How did scholars learn that Mohenjodaro had ever existed?
Statue Which evidence reveals how men in Mohenjodaro might have dressed?
Some people were wealthier than others. Homes in Mohenjodaro had from one to a dozen rooms. What does this suggest about the city?
Hitching bulls to a two-wheeled cart How did farmers in Mohenjodaro most likely transport their goods to the market?
Citadel A fortress built to protect the city
Network of drains and clay pipes. What evidence showed that Mohenjodaro had an advanced sewer system?
For bathing Archaeologists found a structure that was 39 feet long and 8 feet deep with a well nearby and a drain along one side. How was it likely used?
Chess A war game played in ancient India is thought to be an early form of
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