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Chapter 4


What happened during 8000 - 7000 b.c.e? The begging of agriculture in South Asia
When did the aryans start to migrate towards India? 1500 b.c.e
When was the Rig Veda made? 1400-900 b.c.e
What happened around around 1000 b.c.e in the aryan society? Aryans decided to distinguish people based on the color of their skin.
When did the Aryans migrate to Ganges River Valley? 1000 b.c.e
When did the Aryans migrate to Deccan Plateau? 500 b.c.e
Around what time period did the Aryan start to establish their first cities? 750 b.c.e
Time period of The Vedic Age 1500-500 b.c.e
What were the names of the early group leaders in the Aryan societies? chiefdoms, raja
Which society depended greatly on a Pastoral economy? The Aryans
Who was the "war hero" for the Aryans? Indra
What method did the Aryans use to transmit work? Veda
Name the four main Varnas? brahmins (priests), kshatriyas (warriors and aristocrats), vaishyas (cultivators, artisans, and merchants), shudras (landless peasants and serfs)
What last category of the Varnas was added eventually? The untouchables
What was the Aryans "sacred" language? Sanskirt
What was the daily language that the Aryans used? Prakit
What were the subcastes called? Jeti
Around what time did the Harappan society decline? 1900 b.c.e
Around what time was the highest peak for the Harappan society? 2500-200 b.c.e
Where were the Harappans located? Near the Indus river valley, Himalayans, and also Hindu Kush mountains.
Whose societies language has still been not translated? Harappan
What was different that the Harappan society had that most other societies did not? Social distinctions, which eventually lead to the caste system?
Around what time period did the Harappans begin to cultivate cotton? before 5000 b.c.e
What society did their religious beliefs strongly revolve around fertility ? Harappan society
What were the two main cities> Harappa and Mojeno- Daro
What was the Harrapa political system like? There is no evidence leading to how the Harappans political system worked.
Who were the Dravidians? Original people in a territory but eventually started to mix with other societies
What is the law book of Manu? Guidelines based on Hindu Beliefs.
Which two societies combined? Aryans and the Dravidians.
When did the Aryans have conflict with indigenous people? 1500-500 b.c.e
Hardpan society almost entirely collapsed by... 1500 b.c.e
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