Ans. Men and women moved in search of livelihood, as also to escape from natural disasters like floods or droughts.
Ans. Most people living in the Andaman Islands get their own food by fishing, hunting, and collecting forest produce.
Ans. Scholars who could read Greek figured out that the names of kings and queens were enclosed in a little frame, called a cartouche.
Ans. Manuscripts were usually written on palm leaf, or on the specially prepared bark of a tree known as the birch, which grows in the Himalayas.
Ans. Most people living in the Andaman Islands get their own food by fishing, hunting, and collecting forest produce. By contrast, most people living in cities depend on others for supplies of food.
Ans. The Iranians and the Greeks who came through the northwest about 2500 years ago and were familiar with the Indus, called it the Hindos or the Indos, and the land to the east of the river was called India.
Ans. In ancient times the area to the south of the Ganga was known as Magadha. Its rulers were very powerful, and set up a large kingdom. Kingdoms were set up in other parts of the country as well.
Ans. Rosetta is a town on the north coast of Egypt, and here an inscribed stone was found, which contained inscriptions in three different languages and scripts (Greek, and two forms of Egyptian).
Ans. Sulaiman and Kirthar hills to the northwest were some areas where women and men first began to grow crops such as wheat and barley about 8000 years ago.
Ans. Throughout, people travelled from one part of the subcontinent to another. The hills and high mountains including the Himalayas, deserts, rivers and seas made journeys dangerous at times, but never impossible.
Ans. Generally, ordinary people such as hunters, fishing folk, gatherers, farmers or herders did not keep records of what they did because they did not feel the need of recording what they did and they lacked proper means of writing.
Ans. People travelled from one part of the subcontinent to another in search of livelihood, as also to escape from natural disasters like floods or droughts, conquering others’ lands, teaching people, adventure etc. All these led to the sharing of ideas between people.
Ans. Kings got their orders inscribed so that people could see, read and obey them. There are other kinds of inscriptions as well, where men and women (including kings and queens) recorded what they did. For example, kings often kept records of victories in battle.
Ans. Some of the earliest people who lived here were skilled gatherers, — that is, people who gathered their food. They knew about the vast wealth of plants in the surrounding forests, and collected roots, fruits and other forest produce for their food. They also hunted animals.
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