Q. Consider the following statements:
1.6th century BCE is marked by the beginning of the Northern Black Polished Ware and second urbanization in India.
2.Northern Black Polished Ware, which was a glossy, shining type of pottery made from very fine fabric.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Archaeologically, 6th century BCE is marked by the beginning of NBPW phase and the second urbanisation in India (after the Harappan Civilisation).

  • This is derived on the basis of literary testimony of the early Buddhist Pali texts, Sanskrit Sutra literature, and archaeological evidence from early NBPW sites.
  • NBPW refers to Northern Black Polished Ware, which was a glossy, shining type of pottery made from very fine fabric and probably used as tableware by the wealthy.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT

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