Harappan Tech In Todays Society

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Gabe C.

Miss Zbrzeznj

Early Civilization

12 May 2014

Harappans Influence on Modern Life

The Harappan Civilization was located in the Indus River Valley,

and was the most advanced society of its time. Early technology of

Ancient Harappa have changed the way we go through everyday life.

For example in the development and urbanization of communities, there

have been more and more complex systems of sewage and drainage that

have created jobs and cleaned the city. These once simple inventions by

the Harappans have turned into complex and billion dollar empires. The

Harappan society has influenced many modern cultures not only in the

way they function but also in the way that they go about daily life. The

inventions of the Harappan Civilization have affected modern society by

making it easier and more organized to live.

One essential invention that the Harappans designed was the

Grid Street Setups in major cities. These roads ran from north to south,

and east to west. The North to South roads being parallel and the East to

West roads forming perpendicular lines with the North and South roads.

This design "having the streets run parallel with each other allows for an

easier form of navigation, and it helps to reduce traffic"(Adcock). It also

allowed the people shopping in the market areas to have a constant flow

and not clog up that part of town. The long blocks of the city also had

alleys between the parallel streets that connected one another. Here you

could find housing and other small businesses. This small idea of the

Ancient Harappans has influenced the construction of major cities of the

United States like Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York City. The

grid street setups offered cities easier lockdown because the limited

entrances and exits could be...