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.
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).
Archaeologists discovered that the Indus Valley civilisation, that occupied the region of what is now Pakistan and North-west India during the Bronze Age domesticated rice farming far earlier than previously believed.