Eran – UPSC Prelims

  • It is a site of Chalcolithic culture in Central India in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Eran (ancient Airikina) is located in Madhya Pradesh.
  • It is situated on the left bank of the Bina (ancient Venva) river and surrounded by it on three sides.
  • The recent excavation at this site has unearthed a variety of antiquities including a copper coin, an iron arrowhead, terracotta bead, animal figurines, copper coins among others.
  • The occurrence of few specimens of plain, thin grey ware is noteworthy.
  • The use of iron was evidenced by a few metallic objects at the site.
  • The excavation at this site also revealed the remains of Chalcolithic culture with four major periods.
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