CBSE History Class 6

In the earliest Cities

FIn the earliest Cities - Chapter Wise CBSE Solved Question and Answer Based On NCERT

Points To Remember:

  • Mohenjodaro had the Great Bath, a watertight tank layered with natural tar. Kalibangan and Lothal had fire altars, where sacrifices may have been performed. And some cities like Mohenjodaro, Harappa, and Lothal had elaborate storehouses
  • The houses, drains and streets were probably planned and built at the same time. Houses were either one or two storeys high, and some had wells to supply water. Many of these cities had covered drains and well laid streets
  • Materials of stone, shell and metal, including copper, bronze, gold and silver have been found Copper and bronze were used to make tools, weapons, ornaments and vessels. Gold and silver were used to make ornaments and vessels
  • Pieces of cloth were also found at Mohenjo-Daro. The specialists produced many of the things
  • Harappans grew wheat, barley, pulses, peas, rice, sesame, linseed and mustard. Plough was used to dig the earth. Some form of irrigation may have been used. The Harappans also reared cattle, sheep, goat and buffalo
  • Dholavira was divided into 3 parts and surrounded by stonewalls and gateways for entrance.
  • Possible causes suggested for the decline of the cities are that maybe the rivers dried up or deforestation took place In some areas there may have been floods Or the rulers may have lost control in some places and thus people moved into newer paces

Chapter 4: In the earliest Cities