added by archaeologs An Indian pottery type, found in the Upper Ganges valley. It is a badly fired, thick red ware with an ochre wash and is normally found in very worn condition. The earliest date for the ware comes from Jodhpura in Rajasthan with an early 3rd millennium bc date, but in the upper Ganges Valley it has early 2nd millennium bc dates (e.g. at Atranjikhera). It thus seems to be initially contemporary with, but survives later than, the Harappan civilization. It has been found in association with a harpoon of Gangetic hoard type at Saipai and there are other less firm associations of this pottery type with the Gangetic hoards.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983