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Mahisdal is a village located on the left bank of the Kopai River, in Birbhum District, West Bengal. This place has great archeological importance. The excavations held here revealed a two fold cultural sequence, which are represented namely by Period I and Period II. The findings of the former period, which dates back to 1619-1415 BC, include ceramics of black-and-red ware and a painted red ware, a limited supply of copper, beads of steatite and semi-precious stones, bone tools/bangles, terracotta gamesmen, and decorated combs. The findings, belonging to Period II which dates back to 750 BC, include many iron objects and unburnt clay seal. It is assumed that a devastating fire put an end to this age.

Updated on 7th March, 2016
District: Birbhum

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