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The origins of iron working in India: new evidence from the Central Ganga Plain and the Eastern Vindhyas

  • Rakesh Tewari (a1)


Recent excavations in Uttar Pradesh have turned up iron artefacts, furnaces, tuyeres and slag in layers radiocarbon dated between 1800 and 1000 BC. This raises again the question of whether iron working was brought to India during supposed immigrations in the second millennium BC, or developed independently



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