In the absence of a “Rosetta stone” (something with bilingual text), it is very hard to decode what was written by the Ancient Citizens of the Sindhu Valley. The research team in the above article is using computer programs to perform a statistical analysis of the symbols and to create a statistical model, as was done with the Human Genome etc.
“We used the latter to show that the Indus texts that have been discovered in West Asia are statistically very different from the texts found in the Indus Valley,” said Rao (one of the scientists), “suggesting that the Indus people used their script to represent different content or language when living in a foreign land.” This means that we are talking about a language and not about a set of religious/political symbols…
Roughly 5,000 seals, tablets and amulets, filled with about 500 different symbols, were created somewhere between 2600 and 1900 B.C. by a people living in the Indus River Valley.
My study so far indicates that the Sindhu Valley Civilization (2500 BC) is one of the successors/remnants of the ganga-yamua-saraswathi civilization. The Ganga-Yamuna civilizations (as well as the deccan civilizations of Kishkinda, Andhra (Godavari-Krishna), Dravida etc) continued to flourish, without much interruption with the drying of the Saraswathi River. To the West of the Saraswathi River, the Sindhu Civilizations flourished. Some of the former residents of the Saraswathi Basin moved to the west coast, Kerala, as per their collective memories. This may began even before the drying of the river Saraswathi.
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