This is the proper response to the question (a). Elephants, rhinoceros, tigers, deer, sheep, and other animals are pictured in Harappan seals and terracotta art, but cows are not featured in Harappan seals and terracotta art.
The most common Indus seal is square, with a series of symbols running along the center, an animal in the center, and one or more symbols at the bottom. Rhinos, elephants, unicorns, and bulls have been discovered on seals. The Indus people lived in what is now Pakistan from about 2500 to 1500 B.C.
Another common type of Indus seal has a circle with four points inside it: two large circles inside a smaller one. This symbol appears on many objects made by members of the Indus culture. They lived in what is now India between 3500 and 1000 B.C.
A rarer type of seal has three circles inside a larger one: a small innermost circle, then a medium-size one, and finally a large one. Some scholars believe that this seal was used as a coin by the Indus people; others think it represents the sun, moon, or some other astronomical object.
Seals were important tools for the Indus people to communicate ideas and feelings. They could be used to ask for something (such as food) or to make a promise (such as not to attack another village). Seals also helped keep evil spirits away from their homes. For example, if someone was sick, they would draw a seal on a door frame to protect themselves and their family from any further illness.
Animals such as dogs, cats, humped bulls, and shorthorn cattle were tamed by the Harappans. While we also have evidence of domestic birds, camels, buffalo, and pigs, below is a table of Harappan Civilization toys portraying animals.
These are only some of the many, many species of animal that played a role in the lives of the Harappan people. Archaeologists believe that elephants were also used for labor and war.
The Harappan civilization was one of the first to exist in what is now Pakistan. It lasted from 3300 B.C. to 600 B.C. There are still many questions about this culture which has left no writings of its own, making it difficult to know much about them. However, based on what they did with their time, scientists can guess at how they lived their lives. They built large cities with well-planned streets and squares, and some even had public baths where residents could get clean for a small fee. The Harappan people also seemed to have been interested in astronomy, since they built many stone monuments depicting various stars and constellations. Some historians believe that the Harappan people may have been involved in trade with outlying regions, since they produced very fine jewelry which seems unlikely if they had only themselves to market their goods to.
On the rear is a protrusion, which was presumably used to retain the seal while pressing it into other materials such as clay. The pressure from this process created an indentation on both sides of the seal.
These findings show that the Harappans knew how to kill these large animals and prepare their skins for use as clothing material or for other purposes. However, it does not prove that they actually hunted these animals themselves. It is possible that the animals were brought here for trade rather than hunted. For example, hunters might have traded their spoils with traders who in turn traded with people in far-off places like India.
The Harappans are known to have lived in cities, along the banks of the Ganges River, for about 500 years until around 1500 B.C. They made articles out of gold, silver, ivory, and stone. These objects are called "harappan" because they were found in the region now known as Harappa in Pakistan.
People across Asia wore clothes made from animal skin until about 150 years ago. Before then, only kings and priests could afford to wear cloth. Now anyone with money can buy clothes in shops.
In the past, people believed that animals had souls like humans.