UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Which of the following Harappan sites was found the earliest evidence of surgery?

    A)  Harappa                      

    B)  Mohenjodaro    

    C)         Kalibangan        

    D)         Dholavira         

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    The earliest evidence of surgery was found from Kalibangan. Archaeologists made the discovery that the people of Indus Valley Civilization, even from the early Harappan periods, had knowledge of medicine and surgery. In the case of the Skull that was found in Harappa, The Trepanation (The process of cutting a hole in the Skull) was intended as therapeutic as there is a clear indication of cranial trauma in the form of a visible linear depression. Probably resulting from a severe blow.

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