Indeed, WA, it's that same ol' shtick.War Arrow wrote:Matriarchal societies. Again.
Am I missing something here?
She's angling for newbs again.
Just like today, there are English speaking businesses operating in cultures all over the world that *never* had an English speaking soldier's boot hit the ground. Mallory says, and I cited him, but let me try one more time. The Aryans were *NOT* conquerers, but *assimilators*. They adopted useful bits of culture wherever they found it, and then delivered it to other regions. Thus we all know what a Karoke machine is.kbs2244 wrote:Most nomadic societies I have heard of seem to have been pretty male dominated.>
Most are male dominated. But does that mean all possible ones are?
<But you are saying the Aryans assimilated into the Indus divination because it was female dominated?>
Somehow, that does not seem very likely to me.
And this city had a population of around 50,000. Pretty amazing.Houses were made of sun dried or kiln fired mud brick. These bricks were so strong, that they have stood up to thousands of years of wear. Each house had an indoor and outdoor kitchen. The outdoor kitchen would be used when it was warmer (so that the oven wouldn’t heat up the house), and the indoor kitchen when it was colder.
History is now finally moving past the Eurocentric views of Max Mueller back in the 1800's. In fact, at the end of his life, Mueller recanted and stated that the Aryan Invasion Theory was wrong. But Eurocentrism had a life of it's own.Dr Rajaram feels the most important consequence of the Aryan invasion is fixing the period in which the Vedic literature came to be composed. According to the invasion theory, this would have to be placed at the end of the Indus civilization. But this, Dr Rajaram stresses, leads to many inconsistencies, going by evidence coming to the fore from diverse disciplines like ancient mathematics, astronomy, computer science and archaeology
Is there a better type of site?
A transportation route for trade implies cargo hauling.kbs2244 wrote:
The river provides a transportation route into the land mass.
Your list is the reason. No other form of site offers so many advantages.There is a real basic reason why, all around the world, rivers were the choice of a place for a city.