Only Indus city without citadel?

Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Chanhudaro

    Pre-Historic Period-Question 26

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.26. only Indus city without a citadel?
A. Kalibangan
B. Channhudaro

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period.

26. Which was the only Indus city without a label?
A. Kalibangan
B. Channhudaro
C. Harappan
D. Mohenjodaro


Note: Chanhudaro is known as the Lancashire of India.

Indian city, Mumbai is also called as Lancashire of India.

🔑Key Points

✔Citadels: A central area in a city that is heavily fortified.

✔Chanhudaro is an archaeological site belonging to the post-urban Jhukar phase of Indus valley civilization. It was the only Indus city without a citadel.

Chanhudaro was first excavated by N. G. Majumdar in March, 1931.

Originally excavated by team led by Ernest and Dorothy MacKay in 1935-36 , Chanhu-daro is an ancient Indus Valley site 80 miles south of Mohenjo-daro.

Chanhu-daro is an archaeological site belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization.

The site is located 130 kilometres south of Mohenjo-Daro, in Sindh, Pakistan. The settlement was inhabited between 4000 and 1700 BCE, and is considered to have been a centre for manufacturing carnelian beads.

Indus Seals are also found at Chanhudaro and Chanhudaro is considered one of the centres where seals were manufactured.

The scale of craft production at Chanhudaro was much greater than that at Mohenjodaro.

An Impressive workshop, recognised as Bead Making Factory, was found at Chanhudaro, which included a furnace.

Shell bangles, beads of many materials, stealite seals and metal works were manufactured at Chanhudaro.

Sesame, which is a native of South Africa, is known from number of Harappan sites, including Chanhudaro, might have grown for oil.

Peas are also grown at Chanhudaro.

As Per the Indus Script, ||/ sign is only found on inscriptions found at Chanhudaro. It occurred on eleven objects, (around one sixth of all inscribed objects recovered from Chanhudaro) leading to suggestion by Asko Parapola that it may represent town's name.

Cotton cloth traces kept on silver or bronze objects were known from Chanhudaro, Harappa and Rakhigarhi.

Objects of Iron were discovered from Chanhudaro, Ahar, Rajasthan (India) and Mundigak.

Steatite: Also known as Soapstone, steatite is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is very soft and has been a medium for carving for thousands of years.

Indus Script: Symbols produced by the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Important Findings of Chanhudaro site are:

The footprint of a dog chasing a cat.

Cart with a seated driver.

Bangle Factory.

Ink Pot.

Bead makers shop.

Cotton cloth traces preserved on silver or bronze objects.


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