Development of Chalcolithic Phases in Gilund through Ceramic Chronology

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute

2 Deemed University, Pune, India


This paper deals with pottery assemblage from the chalcolithic phase of the site of Gilund in Rajsamand district of
Rajasthan. Though pottery from this site has been studied earlier (Shinde et al 2002), however there was no literature
available on the ceramic chronology of Gilund with layers ascertained to it. This paper tries to build up a ceramic
chronology in the site in order to indentify different phases in the chalcolithic period and ascertain layers to these phases.
It further attempts to put forward certain developmental trends and characteristics of chalcolithic pottery for the site of
Gilund with probable functional interpretations.