The population of Indian civilization was about five million people.
Scientists announced that they managed to uncover the secret of the “vitality” of Indian civilization that inhabited the Indus river valley in 3300 – 1300 BC.
The researchers ‘ findings were published in the journal Current Anthropology.
Indian civilization is considered to be third-time appearance of ancient Oriental civilization. It was preceded by only the Egyptian and Mesopotamian. However, in the heyday of the Indus civilization was the largest, its population was about five million people.
The researchers also drew attention to the extraordinary vitality of civilization: its decline occurs only after 1900 BC, associated with climate change. However, scientists noticed that the representatives of the Indian civilization were able to deal with natural disasters better than other cultures.
Now, scientists excavated the area near the city of Rakhigarhi – one of the largest cities of Indian civilization. The researchers drew attention to the method of cultivation of agricultural crops. As it turned out, the inhabitants of the Indus valley grew several cereals and vegetables at the same time. After analyzing available data for all the major cities of Indian civilization, the scientists found that all of them were in climatic zones where the rainy seasons in summer and winter periods overlap. In other words, if the summer harvest has failed, the situation was saved winter culture. That is, according to the scientists, and allowed civilization to survive for so long.
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