Q. 7 A

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The developments in the fields of agriculture, pottery and metal tools are considered a landmark in the life of Megalithic period-Substantiate.

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Megalithic period or Iron Age was an important time period.


Developments in the field of agriculture


Irrigation management techniques were developed in this period.


Irrigation as a technology developed in deltaic regions.


Millets and rice were cultivated as well as cattle and sheep were domesticated.


Developments in the field of pottery


People used black and red colours to make black ware and red ware pottery which have lustrous surface.


They were used for cooking, storage and dining purposes.


Developments in the field of iron technology and metal tools


People placed iron objects in burials as grave goods.


Iron swords and daggers were some of the objects found in burials.


Iron tools were also used in agriculture, hunting, gathering and in battles.


Thus, Iron Age led to the extensive use of iron technology. People of this age had knowledge of metallurgy and pottery making. They also used iron and bronze objects and gold ornaments.


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