A river in the Himalayas that was thought to have run through one of the earliest known urban civilizations may have already disappeared by the time the Indus society settled there about 5,300 years ago, according to findings published in Nature Communications. Using satellite data and field work, researchers say the Sutlej River never swerved back after an ancient course change, actually saving the community from potential flooding.
River thought to have sustained Indus society wasn't there, researchers say
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