CHALCOLITHIC AND MEGALITHIC PERIOD Presented by-Agam Jain
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Chalcolithic period- Copper+stone -Nearly from 2800-700bc -Various cultures existed depending on the characteristics and area.
Ahar culture (on river banas) Malwa culture (eg- navdatoli) Kaytha culture (kalisindh valley) Jorwe culture (daimabad) -
Economic aspects Agriculture, domestication of animals Had knowledge of crop rotation, irrigation
Religious aspects Female figure of clay, rare indication of male gods Burial practices Terracotta bull shows symbol of religious cult
Social aspects- Large settlements surrounded by small suggests that larger dominating small Inequality suggested from the graveyards
Why this period important- Knew art of smelting copper First to use painted pottery Founded first large village in peninsular india.
Limitations Domesticated animals slaughtered and not milked Large burial of children suggests high infant mortality rate Rural background No art of writing known Didn't took advantage from the advanced indus people
Megalithic period- (large stones)-1100-500bc Emerged in peninsular india. Evidences from graves covered with big stone boulders. Iron implements found Roman coins and pottery indicates indo-roman trade Eg- brahmagiri, maski (kt)
AIR 133 in UPSC CSE 2015. Also pursued B.Tech. in Electronics & Chemical Engineering. Loves to play music and read books.