Craftsmanship not practiced by Aryans was?

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    Pre-Historic Period-Question 30

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.30.Which of the following craftsmanship was not practiced by the Aryan

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period.

30.Which of the following craftsmanship was not practiced by the Aryans?
A. Blacksmith
B. Pottery
C. Jewellery
D. Carpentry


Note: Iron was not known to Aryans during the early vedic period.

🔑Key Points

Aryans: A nomadic, Indo-European tribe called the Aryans who suddenly overwhelmed and conquered the Indus Valley Civilization.

✔Iron metal was not known to Aryans who belonged to Vedic Age.

The people of post –Vedic age used Iron.

During the Rig Vedic period only copper was used for which the general term - 'ayas' has been used.

In a later period when iron came into use, copper and iron came to be known as lohit ayas and syam ayas respectively.

The Iron Age was a period in human history that started between 1200 B.C. and 600 B.C., depending on the region, and followed the Stone Age and Bronze Age.

During the Iron Age, people across much of Europe, Asia and parts of Africa began making tools and weapons from iron and steel.

From 1000-500 BCE, the development of iron axes and ploughs enabled the Indo Aryans to settle the thick forests on the western Ganges Plain.

As the Indo-Aryans developed an agricultural society during the Later Vedic Period (c. 1000-500), they further developed crafts, such as pottery.

Iron was used to make weapons such as arrow-heads and spear- heads in Uttar Pradesh from around 800 BC.

The terms 'Syama' or 'Krishna ayas' are used to refer to iron in the later Vedic texts. Although agriculture was primitive, iron was widespread and the prevalence of rice and wheat grew in the later Vedic age.


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