Q. Consider the following statements regarding Ochre Coloured Pottery Ware culture:
1.It dates to 2600- 1200 BCE and is found in the Indo – Gangetic plain.
2.It is an urban culture and has evidence of the cultivation of rice, barley, and legumes.
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: A
Notes:

Explanation: The OCP culture dates to 2600- 1200 BCE and is found in the Indo[1]Gangetic plain and may have had some associations with early Vedic culture.

  • The OCP culture is seen as an impoverished Harappan culture and some scholars see it as unrelated to the Harappan culture.
  • The OCP sites produced copper figures and objects and therefore it is also known as “copper hoard culture.”
  • It is a rural culture and has evidence of the cultivation of rice, barley, and legumes. They also had pastoralism with evidence of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and dogs.
  • The villages had wattle-and-daub houses. They used copper and terracotta ornaments. Animal figurines have also been found.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT