What, Where, How and When?


Make a list of aU. the objects that archaeologists may find. Which of these could be made of stone?


The answer can be summarized through this flow diagram:
The ones that could be made of stone are

  • Surface used for writing inscriptions
  • Remains of buildings
  • Objects like tools, weapons, etc.

What, Where, How and When?

Q 1.

What was the job of religious teachers?     [V. Imp.]

Q 2.

What was used in the ancient times to write manuscripts?

Q 3.

Why do you think ordinary men and women did not generally keep records of what they did?

Q 4.

What were the subjects on which books were written in the past? Which of these would you like to read?

Q 5.

Name the tributary of the river Ganga.

Q 6.

What are tributaries? [V. Imp.]

Q 7.

What are inscriptions?

Q 8.

Where are the Garo hills located?

Q 9.

Where was Magadha located?

Q 10.

From where does the word India come?

Q 11.

Describe at least two ways in which you think the lives oj kings would have been different from those of farmers.

Q 12.

Who are archaeologist? What do they do? [V. Imp.]

Q 13.

Find the word crafts persons' on page of textbook. In list at least five different crafts that you know about today. Are the crafts persons (a) men (b) women (c) both men and women

Q 14.

What do you know about the location of the Sulaiman and Kirthar hills?
Where are the Sulaiman and Kirthar hills located?

Q 15.

How are city people different from the people living in the Andaman Islands?

Q 16.

What is meant by manuscript?

Q 17.

List one major difference between manuscripts and inscriptions.

Q 18.

How can you say that historians and archaeologists are like detectives? [V. Imp.]

Q 19.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence:
(i) Men and women moved in search of……………… and to escape from ..
(ii)The name India was given by the Iranians and the ………………
(iii)The bark of the birch tree was used to prepare………………
(iv)Inscriptions were written on hard surfaces like………………
(v) Travelling from one place to another led to ……………..

Q 20.

How was travelling an important part of life of the people in the past? [V. Imp.]

Q 21.

People in the earliest times used to travel from one place to another. But their journeys were full of dangers. What type of dangers did they face?

Q 22.

Why do archaeologists look for bones of animals, birds and fish?

Q 23.

Why was Magadha famous? [V. Imp.]

Q 24.

Name any two animals which the people of the Sulaiman and Kirthar hills reared.

Q 25.

What are the occupations of the people of the Andaman Islands?

Q 26.

What are the different ways to find out about the past? Describe briefly. [Imp.]

Q 27.

What do you know about the earliest people who lived along the banks of river Narmada for several hundred thousand years?

Q 28.

Make a list of aU. the objects that archaeologists may find. Which of these could be made of stone?

Q 29.

Return to Rasheeda's question. Can you think of some answers to it?