UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Which of the following was unknown in Indus Valley Civilization?         

    A)  Wheat                         

    B)  Pulses              

    C)         Barley             

    D)         Cotton

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    In Indus Valley Civilization, pulses were unknown. The chief food crops included wheat, barley, sesame, mustard, peas, etc. The evidence for rice has come from Lotto and Rangpur in the form of husks embedded in pottery. Cotton was another important crop. A piece of woven cloth has been found at Mohenjodaro. Apart from cereals, fish and animal meat also formed a part of the Harappan diet. Ragi was also not known to the Indus people.


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