Consider the following statements about the Chalcolithic Phase:

  1. The chalcolithic people cultivated cereals in abundance
  2. Chalcolithic people were the first to uses painted pottery
  3. The chalcolithic phase had an essential rural background
  4. Use of iron axes and ploughs made production far more efficient

   Which of the above statements are correct?

Answer: [B] 1, 2 & 3 Only

Fourth statement is incorrect because the use of iron implements had no place in chalcolithic culture. The people used copper to make tools and weapons. The supply of copper was limited and people didn’t know the use of bronze. Most of the Chalcolithic people domesticated cattle and lived in central and western India and did not practise cultivation on large scale.

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