Talk:Cemetery H culture

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Recent Archeological digs in Pakistan[edit]

I have heard that the government of Pakistan has restarted archeological digs in and around Harappa and is trying to limit the extent of damage caused by the rising salt levels on the ancient site. There were reports that several new neighboorhoods were discovered, I dont remember where I read it but I remember it was a major find and was headline news a while back. Was hoping the article would have mentioned this! if I find it, I'll let you know! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.63.220.150 (talk) 03:33, 23 December 2008 (UTC)


The connection between the Cemetery H culture and the RgVeda seems worth noting:

The range of identifiable places (mostly rivers) mentioned in the RgVeda correspond almost exactly to the boundaries of the Cemetery H culture. The hymns of RgVeda cannot have been composed later than 1200 BCE, nor earlier than 1900 BCE, (probably, they were composed between 1700 and 1600 BCE) so the time of the Cemetery H culture spans the time of the composition of the RgVeda.

The Cemetery H culture is perhaps not what one would have expected the culture described in the RgVeda to look like, archeologically; this may show that our ideas about this culture are mistaken.

The RgVeda certainly refers to the Indus river, while there are no Cemetery H sites (as far as I know) that far northwest. However, the homeland of the Purus and Bharatas, who are the protagonists of the RgVeda, did not include the Indus. Also, it is possible that Cemetery H culture does extend to the Indus, but that these sites have not yet been excavated.

Reference:

Rgvedic history: poets, chieftans and politics, by Michael Witzel, in The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia, ed. by George Erdosy.

- Sandy Hodges

Rice[edit]

Does anybody have idea on how rice came to IVC?

Rice was domesticated in either China, Thiland or Assam. It is generally believed that the Ganges valley was populated by migrating Aryans after 1200 BC. If that be the case, then how did rice cultivation spread to last IVC?--UB 07:56, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

So Aryans couldn't learn how to farm rice? ;) --86.135.176.189 (talk) 23:35, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of sourced content[edit]

Godanov recently deleted the following content from this article: "Cremation in India is first attested in the Cemetery H culture, considered the formative stage of Vedic civilization. The Rigveda contains a reference to the emerging practice, in RV 10.15.14, where the forefathers "both cremated (agnidagdhá-) and uncremated (ánagnidagdha-)" are invoked".[1][2] The two references mentioned are both secondary and can be verified using the given google books links. Please give reasons for removing this sourced content.CorrectKnowledge (talk) 03:42, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

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