Role of Iron in later Vedic Economy

In the Later Vedic Period, cultivation became the primary occupation of the people and iron plowshares began to be used. The land now became the main source of wealth. Role of Iron in later Vedic Economy is discussed below

Role of Iron in later Vedic Economy

The regions in which the use of Iron was fairly widespread during the later Vedic Age, were the modem States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, parts of Bengal, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. Iron weapons such as arrowheads and spearheads and tools like – knives, axes, and plowshares have been discovered from various painted Grey Ware sites. But in some parts of the country, the Red Ware (pottery) was more common than the Polished Grey Ware.

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