Ancient India Page 94-100 Himalayas Is a large landmass that juts out from a continent. Monsoons The people depend on the summer monsoon for lifegiving rain. Provides water for crops Hindu Kush Indus Ganges Indus River Valley Mohenjo Daro The Indus River often floods during the Monsoon Season,so when they planned Mohenjo Daro they built it on high mounds of Earth. Squares Stores Citadel They had a functional sewer system under the brick streets of the city that carried away household waste. Pakistan Around that time Indus River Valley farmers began to abandon their land. It could have been famine, climate change, an earthquake, or was it invaders from the north. “Noble” Migrated Nomadic Aryans “Highborn” Moved The People of the Indus River Valley were no match for the Aryan Warriors armed with bows, arrows , and axes; also their horsedrawn Chariots. Ganges They learned to make tools and weapons out of IRON Vedas 1. Priest –religious traditions 2. Warriors – Fought 3. Ordinary people Worked Each Caste had a special job and duty to perform. People had to stay in the same caste system as their parents. It got more complicated as it grew and too many people were in the same caste.