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Q. Consider the following statements regarding mesolithic age:
  1. Use of microliths.
  2. Use of flint tools.
  3. Domestication of animals and pottery.
  4. Grave burial.
Which of the above given features is/are correct?

  1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. 2 and 3 only

  3. 1, 3 and 4 only

  4. 2, 3 and 4 only


Solution

The correct option is C
1, 3 and 4 only
Explanation:

Characteristics of mesolithic age:
- Nomadism - Sedentary community
- Earliest evidence of domestication of plants - Sambhar Lake (7000 -6000 bc)
- Domestication of animals - Adamgarh and Bagor (Rajasthan)
- Beginning of grave burial - Bagor, Langhnaj (Gujarat), Bhimbetka (MP)
- Earliest evidence of pottery - Chopani Mandu (UP) around 9000 BC
- Tools - ‘Microlith’, Bow & Arrow, Flake tools and other Palaeolithic tools continued

Flint tools were used during the paleolithic age. Hence, feature 2 is incorrect.

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