What Government did the Indus valley have?
What generalization can be made about the importance of the Indus River to the people of the Indus River valley?
Indus valley towns had running water and sewage systems. The world's oldest port is found at Lothal, an Indus Valley city on the coast. The world's oldest agricultural field is found in an Indus Valley site. The Indus valley people had their own writing system, and pictures of this may be seen at 'Indus Script Dictionary' on Facebook.
The advantages of living in the Indus Valley Civilization; there was running water, drainage systems, people could read and write, there was trade with other cultures, there was a government, and domestic animals such as cattle, and crops such as rice and cotton. The disadvantages of living in the Indus Valley Civilization; monsoons caused floods, and in the dry season the people and animals were too hot and hungry and thirsty.