Were Animals Domesticated In The Indus Valley Civilization?


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Anonymous Profile
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Yes animals were domesticated in indus valley civilization
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Yes  the  animals   were   domesticated    in   indus    valley    civilization.
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Arch ind answered
There was no traces of Horses in Indus valley civilization. However bull was main subject animal of Indus valley culture.
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Two of the features of civilization compared to the nomadic existence of early man were the domestication of animals and also cultivation. Civilizations sprung up when groups of individuals gathered together to set up their dwellings on river banks. Proximity to rivers was a key feature of ancient civilizations as the rivers provided them access to water for daily usage and cultivation.

The same was the case with the Indua valley civilization, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, dating back to over 5000 years. Domestication was indeed a feature seen in the Indus Valley civilization. The Indus Valley civilization was heavily dependent on domesticated animals for a number of reasons. One was for cultivation - the animals were yoked to ploughs and used to till the fields. Cattle were also used in the Indus Valley civilization to transport goods. Basically, traders would yoke these animals to their carts, load the carts with the goods that they would probably barter, and then then get the animals to pull the loaded carts.

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