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Painted Grey Ware Culture: Changing Perspectives
Vinay Kumar Gupta1 and B.R.Mani 2
Abstract:Painted Grey Ware culture is one of the significant archeological cultures of northern India.It has been a subject of attraction and debate among scholars. The most crucial aspect about this culture has been its chronology and its proposed relation to the Mahabharata.The issue of its authorship is equally important.This article discusses all these issues afresh in the light of the new radiocarbon dates obtained from various sites and the first author’s detailed archaeological survey in the Mathura region, a core area of Painted Grey Ware culture. This article voices for a change in the accepted chronology of this culture and takes back its antiquity by many centuries. A proposition is also made about the place of origin of this culture which differs from the earlier propositions.
Keywords: PGW,OCP, BSW,NBPW,Grey Ware,Mahabharata,Radiocarbon Date
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