Indus Valley Civilization Analysis

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Surviving through droughts was not a critical factor to the survival of the Indus Valley Civilization; its people survived because of a remarkably advanced technological engineering not present in any of the Mesopotamian or Egyptian civilizations. The engineering and city planning used to design many of the three main cities of the Indus Valley suggest strong leadership and forethought to incorporate public works, irrigation, indoor plumping, reservoirs, and craft production. Their process of firing bricks was ingenious, as they were needed to sustain the flooding that occurred occasionally. Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro and Dholivira all possessed similarities linking their civilization together and suggest that this civilization was a group of …show more content…
In addition, the layout of the cities suggests an upper class residing near the citadels and managing the imports and exports. The Indus Valley possesses similar characteristics of both flourishing and powerful civilizations from Mesopotamia and Egypt. The enigma that is the Indus Valley Civilization is that although there is no writing system or burials with burial goods to define a class-structure, the Indus Valley was a maverick. Lawler (2008) ascertains that archaeologists found that the Indus surpassed both Mesopotamia and Egypt not only in land or population size, but also in technology and engineering, and “was an aggressive player during humanity’s first flirtation with globalization”(1276). The perplexity of this long forgotten civilization remains but the discoveries to date clearly exemplify a functioning, prosperous and ingenious experiment in

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