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Q. With reference to weights and measures of the Indus valley civilisation, consider the following statements:

Which of the statements given above is /are correct?


A

1 only
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1 and 3 only
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C

2 and 3 only
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D

1, 2 and 3
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Solution

The correct option is B
1 and 3 only

Explanation:

The people of Indus valley had a uniform system of weights and measures, this is indicated by the archaeological finds at different places.The weights, usually made of a stone called chert and generally cubical , with no markings. The lower denominations of weights were binary (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, etc. up to 12,800), while the higher denominations followed the decimal system. The smaller weights were probably used for weighing jewellery and beads. Metal scale-pans have also been found.


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