UPSC History The Harappan Civilization Question Bank Indus Valley Civizlization

  • question_answer Match list 'A' consisting of Harappan sites with list 'B' consisting of Industries related to list 'A? sites
    A B
    1.  Nageshwar (A) Shell-working
    2.  Kuntasi (B) Bead-making
    3.  Harappa (C) Copper-working
    4. Rahman Dheri (D) Terracotta cakes
    5.  Balakot (E) Shell-bangles
    6. Chanhudaro
    Choose the correct answer:

    A)  1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d, 5-e, 6-a

    B)  1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d, 5-e, 6-b

    C)  1-b, 2-a, 3-d. 4-c, 5-b, 6-e

    D)  1-d, 2-b, 3-e, 4-b, 5-c, 6-a

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Nageshwar is argued to be the first Harappan shell- working site in India. The surface survey of the site has revealed several concentrations of shell material and the excavations have also revealed shell bangle pieces. Chanhudaro is also stated to be associated with shell-working and bangles and ladles are supposed to have been made there. The site Kuntasi has revealedfour structural phases, one of which is believed to be a craft centre, associated with bead making, due to the evidence of long earnelian beads, beads of faience, lapis lazuli, steatite, along with bangles of shank and ivory. Harappa is supposed to be associated with copper working. Sixteen copper furnaces have been found there, along with a hoard consisting of a pot, full of copper tools and weapons (such as axes, daggers, arrowheads and spearheads). Rahman Dheri has given evidences of numerous terracotta figurines. Huge quantities of unworked shells, stored shells and heaps of waste attest to the presence of shell related production in Balakot.


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