Category:Indus Valley Civilization
Bronze Age civilisation in the Indian subcontinent
|Instance of||archaeological culture,|
|Part of||Bronze Age|
|Start time||2800 BC (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584), 3000 BC|
|End time||1800 BC (statement with Gregorian date earlier than 1584)|
The Indus Valley Civilization, (mature period 2600–1900 BCE), abbreviated IVC, was an Bronze Age civilization that flourished in the Indus River basin. It was centred mostly in the western part of the Indian Subcontinent and flourished around the Indus river basin. Primarily centered along the Indus and the Punjab region, the civilization extended into the en:Ghaggar-Hakra River valley and the Ganges-Yamuna Doab, encompassing most of what is now Pakistan, as well as extending into the westernmost states of modern-day India, southeastern Afghanistan and the easternmost part of Sistan and Baluchestan Province (Balochistan), Iran. The mature phase of this civilization is known as the Harappan Civilization as the first of its cities to be unearthed was the one at Harappa, the former Punjab province of British India. The civilization is sometimes referred to as the Indus Ghaggar-Hakra civilization or the Indus-Sarasvati civilization.
This category has the following 21 subcategories, out of 21 total.
- ► Copper hoard culture (4 F)
- ► Dholavira (44 F)
- ► Ghaggar-Hakra river (5 F)
- ► Harappa (2 C, 81 F)
- ► Indus script (1 C, 7 F)
- ► Kalibangan (8 F)
- ► Lothal (2 C, 1 P, 128 F)
- ► Mortimer Wheeler (3 F)