where were the earliest people first living? and what was their occupation?
where did people grow crops for the first time?
sulaiman and kirthar hills-8000 years ago
they grew wheat & barley
people reared animals like sheep, goat, cattle and they lived in villages
where did agriculture first develop?
garo hills & vindhyas
rice grew for the first time to the north of
earliest citites flourished on the banks of ___, ____ years ago
____ years ago, cities developed around the ganga and its tributaries and the sea coasts
2500 years ago
which was the first big kingdom in india? along the banks of which river?
south of ganga, along son tributary
where did the name India come from?
iranians and greeks referred to the Indus river as Indos/Hindos. hence the last to the east of indus=india.
where did the name Bharat come from?
Bharat is mentioned in the rigveda as people who lived in the North West
rigveda is the earliest Sanskrit composition, 3.5k years old
what are manuscripts?
books written long ago by hand on palm leaves or the barks of birch trees
which language where manuscripts written in?
prakrit, sanskrit, tamil
who are archeologists
those who study the objects made & used in the past
who are historians
scholars who study the past
what is decipherment
process by which scholars understand the script and language on inscriptions