The Indus Valley Civilization (c.3000-1700 BCE) | Newberry

The Indus Valley Civilization (c.3000-1700 BCE)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


The Newberry

Rajit Mazumder, DePaul University
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

The seminar studies the rise, development and decline of the first ‘civilization’ in South Asia. Based on the floodplains of the river Indus, it was unknown to modern humans until a chance discovery in 1922. The excavations at Harappa and Mohenjodaro unearthed great cities, and radically altered the history and historical chronology of the subcontinent. Contemporaneous with the other great ‘ancient’ civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, the IVC highlights the shared history of human society. The seminar will consider economic, social, cultural, political, technical, and scientific aspects of the Indus people, some of whose imprints are visible in South Asia even today.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium participants may register for this seminar through their designated school administration contact, as space permits. Individual educators without a subscription package at their home institution may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual seminar slot at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 11, 2020. For more information about NTC subscription packages, please contact Cate Harriman, Teacher & Student Programs Coordinator, at

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