A recent study revealed that people of the Bronze Age Indus Valley civilisation relied on seasonal monsoon flooding and the rich, water-trapping clays of the old river valley, rather than – in contrary to popular belief – on major glacier-fed rivers. These are now said to have dried up more than 3000 years before the peak of the Indus Valley civilisation’s development.
Archaeologists conducting excavations at the Harappan site of Kunal, Fatehabad district, Haryana state, India, discovered bones from cooked meat.
Six copper axes and some pieces of pottery discovered at Rampur Maniharan site in Sakatpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Archaeologists believe they might indicate the existence of a separate culture that straddled the Ganges-Yamuna Culture, contemporary with the Indus Valley Civilisation (3300-1700 BC).