Southern India had also become familiar with Iron in the later Vedic Age

QUESTION: Mention the important evidence to suggest that Southern India had also become familiar with Iron in the later Vedic Age.

ANSWER: Megalithic Monuments such as dolmens and cromlechs have been found all over South India. The word ‘megalith’ means large stone (mega + lith). A dolmen or a cromlech is a megalithic tomb with a large -flat stone laid on upright ones. Iron tools, arrows, and fragments of rice and other grains have been found, besides the skeletons of the persons buried in these graves. This is enough to show the transition from Copper and Bronze Age Culture to the Iron Age.

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