Gangetic Hoards

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Hoards of copper objects found in the Ganges basin in India. The main types of objects found are flat and shouldered axes, bar chisels, barbed harpoons, antenna-hilted swords and anthropomorphic objects. Associations with Ochre-coloured pottery suggest a date of the 2nd millennium bc. Most authorities today believe that the metal types in these hoards represent an indigenous development and are not connected with the Aryan invaders, as was sometimes suggested in the past.

The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983Copied