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Identify the sites related to Harappan Civilization in Uttar Pradesh. | UPPSC General Studies-V (5) Mains Solutions 2023


Identify the sites related to Harappan Civilization in Uttar Pradesh.

 (UPPSC Mains General Studies-V/GS-5 2023 Solutions)


Indus Valley civilization is also known as the Harappan Civilization as it was discovered first.

About Harappan Civilization:

John Marshall gave the Harappan civilization's name.

1921: The Harappa Site was first discovered by Daya Ram Sahni. It is located on the Bank of Ravi River.

1922: The Mohenjo-daro Site was the second site that was discovered by RD Banerjee in 1922. It is located in the Indus River.

John Marshall was the Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India from 1902 to 1928.

Sir Alexander Cunningham is known as the father of Indian Archaeology.

As per the radiocarbon dating record, the period of the Indus Valley civilization is 2500-1750 BCE.

As per the new NCERT, the period of the Indus Valley civilization is 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE.

Indus Valley civilization comes under the Bronze Age.

As far as the Harappan Civilization in Uttar Pradesh is concerned, the following are the major sites:

  • Sanauli
  • Alamgir
  • Hulas
  • Mandi

Sanauli ( Sinauli) Village: 

The wooden chariot was found at Sinauli village in the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. This indicates the trade and cultural interactions between the Harappan Civilization and the Indo-Gangetic region.

It belongs to the Bronze Age ( 2200BC-1800BC ).

Apart from chariots, swords, and caskets were also found at Sanauli village.


Alamgir is the easternmost site of the Harappan civilization, which is located on the bank of the Yamuna River in Meerut district, Uttar Pradesh.

Remains of many ceramics items like roof tiles, dishes, cups, etc have been found in Alamgir.


Hulas is located in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.


Mandi is located in the Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh. 

It is a Harappan site.

These sites in Uttar Pradesh provide valuable information about the spread and influence of the Harappan Civilization. 

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