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  • Excavations at Hastinapur and Atranjikhera have yielded a type of pottery known as Painted Grey Ware.

  • Painted Grey Ware gets its name from the greyish-black paint that was applied to the surface of the pottery.

  • The pottery was made using a wheel and was fired at a high temperature to make it sturdy.

  • Painted Grey Ware was typically used for storing and serving food , and was often found in burial sites.

  • The pottery is d ecorated with geometric designs, floral patterns, and animal motifs , such as peacocks and deer.

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  • Another type of pottery, Black - and - red Ware, has also been found from many places in the Ganga Valley.

  • Black and Red Ware gets its name from the color of the pottery. T he outside of the pottery is painted black, while the inside is painted red.

  • The pottery was made by hand and was fired at high temperatures to make it durable.

  • Black and Red Ware was used for cooking and serving food, and was often found in burial sites.

  • The pottery is decorated with various motifs, including geometric patterns, animals, and humans.

  • The pottery is important because it provides evidence of the rise of agricultural settlements and iron technology during the Iron Age.

  • These two types of Pottery tell us about the life of people who composed the Vedas. These people are generally referred to as the ‘Aryans’.
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