Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Indus Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization Reaction

As a group we discussed the main points which make up this unique and powerful civilization.  With origins dating from 2800 B.C. to 2500 B.C. this civilization is considered one of the firsts and with that we can see why that might have been,

Ghaggar-Hakra Region, Peperonity.com
  • High agricultural growth with adaptation to flood areas and dry areas.
  • Strong social hierarchy with a ruling class and no evidence of a central kingship.
  • Curiously no known centralized religious structures.
  • Was a very strong center for trade with far reaching regions.
  • Had a basic, yet undeciphered alphabet.
City Structure, indus-valley-civilizace.navajo.cz

My own look at this area reveals to me that although there was not a strong religious element to the Ghaggar-Hakra Civilization that the economic and unique social structure was enough to hold these people together.  That is until the eventual collapse around the year 1700 B.C. when the Ghaggar-Hakra river dried up and the trade routes and main source of food went with it.

Ghaggar-Hakra River, flickr.com
Indus River, flickr.com

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