UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Some of the following place (s) has/have revealed archaeological evidence regarding pit-dwellings:
    1. Dholavira
    2. Burzahom
    3. Gufkral
    4. Shortugai
    Which are those sites?

    A)  1, 2 and 3                    

    B)  2 and 3

    C)         3 and 4           

    D)         1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Burzahom and Gufkral (both located in Kashmir) have revealed the existence of pit dwellings. These dwelling pits are circular or oval in shape. Some of the pit chambers are square to rectangular in shape. Both the pits and the pit chambers have been dug into the natural soil. Some of the deeper pits have also been provided with landing steps. These steps, however, do not lead down to the bottom, which indicates that a ladder may have been used for further descent. The filling in some of the pits also consists of charcoal and ash, which indicates human occupation.


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