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see Indus valley civilizationIndus valley civilization,
ancient civilization that flourished from about 2500 B.C. to about 1500 B.C. in the valley of the Indus River and its tributaries, in the northwestern portion of the Indian subcontinent, i.e., present-day Pakistan.
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the ruins of one of the chief centers of the Harappan civilization, located near an old bed of the Ravi River, near Multan, Pakistan. The ruins were discovered by R. Sahni in 1921 and subsequently investigated by M. S. Vats, M. Wheeler, and G. F. Dales. The settlement occupied an area of more than 260 hectares and consisted of a citadel and the lower city. The lower city, laid out according to a well-defined plan, was divided into various quarters and separate production complexes, the latter including granaries, round grain-pounding platforms, and a foundry. Other objects of material culture found at Harappa are characteristic of all the settlements of the Harappan civilization.


Vats, M. S. Excavations at Harappa, vols. 1–2. Delhi, 1940.


an ancient city in the Punjab in NW Pakistan: one of the centres of the Indus civilization that flourished from 2500 to 1700 bc; probably destroyed by Indo-European invaders
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She said that Moenjodaro and Harappa were surely the classic and the most famous examples of remarkable planned cities discovered in the Indus Valley.
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The earliest known agro-pastoralist sites on the plains of the Punjab, such as Jalilpur (Mughal 1972), the earliest occupation at Harappa (Ravi-Phase; Kenoyer & Meadow 2000; Meadow & Kenoyer 2005, 2008) and the Hakra-ware sites (Mughal 1997) are located on alluvial plains (Figure 7).
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