indus valleyTill now we believed that the Indus Valley civilization is 5,500 years old, but Scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have established this beliefe as a misconception.

According to TOI, Scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have claimed that the Indus Valley Civilization dates back to 8,000 BC, Not 5,500 BC.

This latest discovery has been published on May 25 edition of the prestigious ‘Nature’ journal.

Moving a step ahead, these scientists have even revealed the reason of the devastation of the civilization.

In the journal, they have mentioned about the usage of a technique called “optically stimulated luminescence” to detect the age of shards of pottery they had unearthed. The discovery was accidental, they said.

Moreover, they have defined climate change as the reason behind the ending of the civilization 3,000 years ago.

In addition, researchers have found proof of a pre-Harappan civilization that existed for at least 1,000 years before this.

The scientists also said that they have discovered another civilisation that existed at least a thousand years before the Indus valley’s Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, the Times of India reported.

As per a report published in Times of India, this may force a global rethink on the timelines of the so-called ‘cradles of civilization’.