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Indian Subcontinent: Time Chart
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Era 1: Pre-Vedic Era (until c. 1500 BCE)

c. 6000 BCE

Settlements in Baluchistan

Finds in the Neolithic Age (stone weapons, painted and unpainted clay vessels) attest to cattle-raising and soil cultivation.

c. 2500–1500

Indus Culture: Flourishing Moment and Late Phase

In the industrial (Harappa, Mohenjo-Daro) and in other regions (Punjab and

Gujarat), a culture around several cities, to some extent thickly settled (up to 40,000 inhabitants), with a developed infrastructure (irrigation and canals, streets; houses of ‘standardized’ bricks or tiles, …

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“Indian Subcontinent: Time Chart”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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