NEOLITHIC-THE AGE OF FOOD PRODUCERS
Mehrgarh, northwestern Baluchistan is the only Neolithic Site in the Indian Subcontinent is of 7000 BC. The man of this period used tools and implements made of Polished Stones, particularly the stone axe. The new stone man was a cattle herder and had a pastoral economy. The neolithic people were more advance. They cultivated wheat, cotton, and lived in mud-brick houses. The neolithic site of Allahabad shows cultivation of the rice. The neolithic people were at the threshold of civilization.
THE IMPORTANT NEOLITHIC SITES IN INDIA
|LOCATION IN INDIA||SITES||AREA||SIGNIFICANCE|
|NORTH||KOLDIHWA AND MAHAGARA||UTTAR PRADESH|
|EAST||ASSAM||SARUTARU AND MARAKDOLA|
|EAST||PANDU RAJAR DHIBI||WEST BENGAL|
|NORTHWEST||MEHRGARH, KILI GHUL MUHAMMAD, RANA GHUNDAI||BALUCHISTAN|
|NORTHWEST||GUMLA, GHALIGAI, JALILPUR AND SARAI KHOLA||UPPER INDUS SYSTEM|
|KASHMIR||BURZAHOM AND GUFKRAL||JHELUM VALLEY||DOGS WERE BURIED WITH THEIR MASTER|
LIVED IN LAKE PITS
USED BONE TOOLS
STILL HUNTED ANIMALS FOR FOOD.
|SOUTH||KARNATAKA||BRAHMAGIRI, HALLUR, KODEKAL, KUPGAL, MASKI, PALLAVOY, SAGANAKALLU, TEKKALAKOTA ETC.|
|SOUTHEAST||ANDHRA PRADESH||NAGARJUNAKONDA, PIKLIHAL AND UTNUR||ASH MOUNDS FOUND|