|Painted Grey Ware
One of the more recent
archeological ideas is that the Vedic culture is evidenced by
Painted Grey Ware pottery in north India, which appears to date around
1000 BC and was found in the same region between the Ganges
and Yamuna as later Vedic culture is related to.
It is thought to be an
inferior grade of pottery and to be associated with the use of iron that
the Vedas are thought to mention. However, it is associated with a pig and rice
culture, not the cow and barley culture of the Vedas.
Moreover it is now found to be an
organic development of indigenous pottery, not an introduction of