Flashcards in Chapter 5 - quiz 1 Deck (23):
What two ancient cities were unearthed in India in the 1920s?
How do historians know the people of the Harappan civilization were intelligent and advanced?
Very organized cities
two-story houses with usable rooms
indoor plumbing and sewer system
More artifacts showed Indus people were artistic and skilled craftsmen
Who discovered the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro?
Sir John Marshall
These cities have been dated at approximately 2300 BC, and they existed at the same time as Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt.
Where were Harappa and Mohenjo-DaroThese found?
The Indus Valley (Pakistan)
What geographic feature did the Harappan Civilization live near?
Indus River (in Pakistan).
Show map on page 120
What was the name of the civilization and people that lived in Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro?
Why is the Harappan language difficult to decipher?
no artifact like the Rosetta Stone exists that can translate it
What group of people took control of the Indus Valley after the Harap- pans disappeared?
True or False: Since a lot of the Harappan artifacts had pictographs drawn on them, it is easy to understand the Harappan language?
Missing the "Rosetta Stone" to crack the code
Who are scholars who study languages?
Why don't we know a lot about the Harappan culture?
We can't understand their language
Evidence suggests Harappan civilization came to an end between 1700 and 1500 BC. What could have happened?
Nomads from the north called themselves Arya, which means.....
Why do we know more about the Aryans then the Harappans?
Aryans had a written language
The written language of the Aryans is called ____?
Much of this culture's art reflected their religious beliefs. Sculptures of gods and goddesses were very common and were probably used in worship.
When do the rains arrive in India?
Summer monsoon season
What is a wind that reverses direction with the change of season
India’s summer winds blow from which direction? What body of water?
the Indian Ocean
Once over land, the water vapor in the air condenses and falls as rain.
This country's name means "land of the Aryans"
Who took the the Aryan name and believed in a superior race in Germany until the U.S. And British defeated him in WWII?