|Features of Indus Valley Civilization | Age, Origin and Decline of the Indus Valley Civilizations|
Human inhabitation in the Indian subcontinent is traced to the Paleolithic and Neolithic period. Dated from about 2500 to 1500 BC. This civilization is considered to be at par with the other civilizations of the world .
Sir John Marshal, the director general of archaeology with his team
excavated sites at Sind and Punjab. The ruins at Mohenjodaro in the Larkana
district of Sind in the lower Indus and at Harappa on the banks of the Ravi
has brought to light the existence of the Indus valley civilization. These
excavations were further supported by the discovery in 1931 at Chanhudaro near
Mohenjodaro. Traces of the Indus valley civilization was discovered at Rupar in
Ambala district and Rangpur, and Lothal in Saurashtra, Bharatpur in Rajasthan, Kalibangan
in the Burdwan district of West Bengal are a proof of the
existence of the Indus valley civilization. Harappa being the main source of knowledge
about the civilization historians also call this civilization as the Harappan culture.