The Chalcolithic Era is marked by the emergence of distinct cultures in various parts of our country, such as the Ahar culture in South-East Rajasthan, the Malwa culture in Western MP, and the Jorwe culture in Western Maharashtra, among others.
People of chalcolithic age used different kinds of potteries such as:
The use of black and red ware seems to have been widespread. Black and redware pottery with white linear designs was found in cultures such as Ahar-Banas.
Jorwe ware is also known as painted black-on-red ware, and it has a matt surface that has been washed.
Ochre Coloured Pottery:
These are considered Harappa's junior contemporaries. This pottery is from the Copper Hoard Culture, discovered in the upper Ganga Valley and the Ganga Yamuna Doab district.
- This pottery's colour varies from orange to red.
- The time of OCP culture is between \(2000 \)and \(1500 BCE\).
- The cities of Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Attranjikhera are noteworthy (UP).
- Ganeshwar, near the Khetri copper mines, was once thought to have OCP, but researchers have debunked this.