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This Sarasvati civilization was a
center of trading and for the diffusion of civilization throughout south and west Asia, which often
dominated the Mesopotamian region.
Post-Harappan civilization 1900-1000 BC shows the abandonment of the Harappan
towns owing to ecological and river changes but without a real break in
the continuity of the culture. There is a decentralization and relocation
in which the same basic agricultural and artistic traditions continue,
along with a few significant urban sites like Dwaraka. This gradually
develops into the Gangetic civilization of the first millennium
BC, which is the classical civilization of ancient India, which retains its memory of its
origin in the Sarasvati region through the Vedas.
The layers of Vedic literature fit in perfectly well with this sequence: