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Chapter 8, Lesson 1, The Indus Valley Civilization (pp. 222-228)

I. Almost a Continent

II. The Great River Civilization

    A. The Indus River Valley civilization probably had a strong central government with information flowing freely between towns.

    B. The people of the Indus River Valley also traded with communities as far away as Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf.

III. Echoes from Abandoned Cities

    A. After lasting 1000 years, the Indus River Valley civilization finally declined.

    B. The Indus River Valley people were the first to raise chickens for food. Today chicken is eaten worldwide.

    C. The Indus River Valley people made jewelry and cotton cloth, both of which are still made today.

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