Describe some noteworthy features (aspects of culture, production, civic planning and organization,
etc.) of the Indus civilizations.
What might explain such an urban explosion? Its subsequent decline?
-the plots of land can support a lot of people. Great organization of the people on the land is
-the subsequent decline is ironically the things we are doing: worsened organization of
the land, neglecting the environment (ignoring sustainability), and enforced labor
(Thapar) Describe the categories of South Asian society.
Population Work, labor Sustenance Political Social Organization
Hunter- 1 per sq. mile 1 per sq. mile Hunting, -Informal. Few if -ppl differentiated by
Gatherers (small and gathering, any sex or age. Little
mobile) fishing - conflict resolved difference in occupation
by mobility, group and status/ thus
size, and commonly sharing
-small family groups
Pastoralists/agri 10-15 per sq -specialization -herding -more formalizaed -organized themselves
culturists (or mile. began to occur -slashing and political roles into clans
peasants) -semi sedentary -high yield. burning -leaders, chiefs -then started to become
*More (more (more work agriculture -conflict over a rise in one group over
egalitarian* sedentary) than H-G) wealth, prestige, others. The beginning of
and women a hierarchy
-rise of extended family