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what is the importance of the Mehrgarh civilization?

It provides important links to life before and leading to the sophisticated culture of the Indus Valley

The proto-historic site of Mehrgarh was discovered in 1974 by _____

By a French archerologist couple, Jean-Francois Jarrige and Catherine Jarrige

what did the archaeologist find evidence of?

The archaeological site yielded the first evidence of agriculture and cattle domestication

Evidence suggests that a civilization existed in Mehrgarh as early as _______ BCE which is 3500 years before the Indus Civilization

700 BCE

What crops did the people in Mehrgarh cultivate?

Wheat Rice and Barley. Rice was their staple diet

what animals did the people in Mehrgarh domesticate?

Sheeps and goats.

The first use of cotton in the history of makind has been found at _____

Mehrgarh

How were dead people in Mehrgarh buried?

They were buried with their pitchers and ornaments, a custom that was also practiced in Egypt

The oldest ceramic figurines in South Asia were found at ______

Mehrgarh

How did the Mehrgarh civilization end?

It declined after the Sapt Civilization reached it's peak during the period 2500 BCE - 2000 BCE