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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 2016, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Indian Archaeoologists Claim Indus Era is 8000 Years Old - Not 5500

Indus era 8,000 years old, not 5,500; ended because of weaker monsoon - Times of India

Interesting but what puzzles me is the following passage:

Scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have uncovered evidence that the Indus Valley Civilization is at least 8,000 years old, and not 5,500 years old, taking root well before the Egyptian (7000BC to 3000BC) and Mesopotamian (6500BC to 3100BC) civilizations.

How could researchers or reporters make such a glaring mistake? 8000 years old would put it at 6000BC.


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Re: Indian Archaeoologists Claim Indus Era is 8000 Years Old - Not 5500

This is not surprising. We still know very little about this civilisation/culture. It's very important for the history of Dharmic religions.
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