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  • This weapon is also traced as a Copper Hoard implement. Copper Hoards are described as find-complexes spread over the northern part of India. These occur mostly in hoards large and small and are believed to date to the 2nd millennium BC, although very few derive from controlled and dateable excavation contexts. A fragment of an anthropomorph came to light in controlled excavations at Lothal, Dist. Ahmedabad and a second one at Saipai Lichchwai, Tehsil Etawah, Dist. Etawah, U.P. The doab hoards are associated with the so-called Ochre Coloured Pottery (OCP). As early as the 19th century, stray hoard objects became known and established themselves as an important find group in the two-river land of northern India. The dating is unclear. Four regional find-groups are identifiable: South Haryana/North Rajasthan, the Ganges /Jamuna plain, Chhota Nagpur and Madhya Pradesh, with their characteristic find-types. Characteristic hoard finds from South Haryana/North Rajasthan include flat axes, harpoons, double axes, swords with so-called antenna grips and others. Related types occur in the Ganges-Jumna Doab. Those from Chota Nagpur differ entirely from these. They include finely worked pieces, but mostly look at first like axe-heads but are probably ingots, since most show no clear signs of antique use-wear and often are over-sized, they appear to be dedicatory and not use-implements. If those of the Chhota Nagpur group are simply ingots, the reason for the axe-like form requires explanation. The copper ore derives from different ore ranges in Rajasthan (Khetri), Bihar/West Bengal/Orissa (especially Singhbhum) as well as Madhya Pradesh (Malanjkhand). Hoard objects contain from 71-99% copper. A few contain up to 32.9% iron. Artefacts from Haryana show the greatest chemical variation. The celt, representing Chhota Nagpur variety, was purchased by the Museum in 1982.
  • The weapon is belonged to the Copper Hoard Culture, roughly datable to the 2nd millennium BCE. It is also known as the culture of copper hoards and ochre-coloured pottery because of the ochre-coloured pottery found in many settlements as associated finds. Copper weapons belonging to the culture were discovered in the late 19th century, but scientific excavations of the various remains were conducted only in the 1960's and 1970's. The principal copper objects include shouldered celts, elongated gouges, harpoons, antenna swords, and anthropomorphic figures. The population of this culture engaged in farming, as well as in hunting and fishing. There is some controversy regarding the creators of the Copper Hoard culture. Some scholars link the culture with the indigenous population, while others connect it with the Aryan tribes that supplanted it. This harpoon, one of the representative weapons of this culture, was received as loan from the Lucknow Museum in 1914.
  • Small stone celt, rough textured, broad crescentic cutting edge broad butt heavily built.
  • Small stone celt polished, with sharp straight cutting edged and pointed butt end, fine grained trap.
  • Celt with rounded base, Polished.
  • A broken stone celt polished.
  • Neolithic stone celt polished. Both butt portion & cutting edges are broken.
  • Stone celt polished with pointed butt end and straight sharp cutting edge.
  • Stone celt not polished. butt end broken with crescentic cutting edge.
  • Rough piece of Sandstone