History -Important Points
1. The term Neolithic was first coined by Sir John Lubbock in 1865.
2. 10,000 – 4000 B.C. in pre-historic period of India is called Mesolithic Age
3 Microliths (tools made of stone) were first discovered by Carlyle in 1867 .
4 Rock painting was a distinctive feature of which pre-historic period ? Mesolithic
5 The two prime occupations of Paleolithic age man were Hunting and Gathering
6 Who discovered a Paleolithic stone tool in India in 1863 Robert Bruce
7- The Paleolithic man in India is also called Quartzite man
8- What were the main characteristics of Neolithic age ?
(a) Agricultural begining
(b) Grinding and polishing of stone tools
(c) Use of pottery
(d) Domestication of animals
9-The term Neolithic was first coined by Sir John Lubbock in 1865.
10-The cereals that were first grown by the earliest man were Wheat and Ragi.
11-In ancient times several foreign tribes reached India through north-western mountain pass. Two such notable tribes were Kushanas and Huns.
12-In Madhya Pradesh maximum number of Prehistoric Rock Shelters are found at Bhimbetka.
13-An important Neolithic site of northwestern region is Mehrgarh.
14-The discovery of Neolithic age tools was made by Le Mesurier.
15-Pataliputra, modern Patna was provided natural defence by rivers namely the Ganges, Son and Gandak.