Black and Red Ware (BRW)

  • It is associated with the Neolithic phase, Harappa, Bronze Age India, Iron Age India, the megalithic and the early historical period.
  • In the Western Gangesplain (western Uttar Pradesh) it is dated to c. 1450–1200 BCE, and is succeeded by the Painted Grey Ware culture.
  • In the Western Ganges plain, the BRW was preceded by the Ochre Coloured Pottery culture
  • Cultures like Ahar-Banas showed the presence of Black and Red ware pottery with white linear designs.
  • The BRW sites were characterized by subsistence agriculture(cultivation of rice, barley, and legumes), and yielded some ornaments made of shell, copper, carnelian, and terracotta.