Indus Valley Assembly
Find out what gets the archaeologists so excited when you join us in a voyage of discovery down the Indus Valley!
Arch 10: You needed to be there 80 odd years ago – don’t suppose your granddad would have made it in time, either!
Narrator: OK so sticking with those that did, let’s see what they dug up!
(Line of children with artefacts).
Artefact 1: These weights were used by traders to measure the goods they traded. This small one would have been used to weigh gold and beads, and this bigger one to weigh sacks of grain.
Artefact 2: This little statue, made of clay shows a woman wearing lots of jewellery – probably dressed for a special occasion.
Artefact 3: This bronze statue is of a woman wearing her hair braided, and with lots of bangles on her left arm. We can learn a lot about how the people looked from these statues.
Artefact 4: This model cart, ox and pig were toys, made from clay.
Artefact 5: This necklace has gold and green stone beads. They were very rare and valuable so this would have been worn by a rich lady.