UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Evidence of some of the animals are extremely rare in Harappan context:
    1. Buffalo
    2. Camel
    3. Horse
    4. Pig
    Choose the right combination:

    A)  All                              

    B)  1, 2 and 3        

    C)         Only 3             

    D)         Only 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Amongst the animals that were domesticated by the people of the Indus Valley Civilization include the humped bull, pigs, elephants, donkeys and goats. Horse is mostly absent from this civilization can be stated since the evidence of its domestication comes only from Surkotada. There have been evidences of the domestication of goats, cows and sheep in the mature Harappan phase, but the evidence of buffalo or their domestication has not been found.

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