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Indus Civilization ended due to Disease and violence

US discovered that violence, infectious disease and changes in climate were responsible for the collapse of Harappa around 400 years ago.

Jan 23, 2014 10:12 IST
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The Researchers at Appalachian State University, US discovered that violence, infectious disease and changes in climate were responsible for the end of Harappa, Indus Civilization around 4000 years ago.

The study focused on human skeletal remains discovered in the Harappa currently in Pakistan were not peaceful  and egalitarian group so often proposed.

image The study results showed that climate, economic and social changes all played a role in the process of urbanization and collapse but not known how these changes affected the human population.

The study revealed that communities of Harappa, particularly marginalized communities faced more significant impacts than others from climate and socio-economic strains.

In southeast of the city  a small pit contained the remains of men, women and children revealed the presence of violence at rate of 50 percent and 20 percent  showed signs of presence of leprosy.

 

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