UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer In which of the following Indus Valley sites, the cemetery R-37 was found?

    A)  Lothal                         

    B)  Mohenjodaro    

    C)         Harappa          

    D)         Dholavira                     

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    There are over fifty-five burial sites in the Indus Valley which were found in Harappa. The burials are interpreted primarily as reflections of social structure and hierarchy. The strongest evidence for tills interpretation would be burial sites in Harappa, cemetery R-37 and Cemetery H. R-37 is the smaller site compared to Cemetery H, and has about 200 burials. Archeologists believe it was a restricted cemetery that was used by a particular group or family that lived in Harappa.

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