after cremation.
Lalbatai, Timargarha, Balambat, Kalako-Deray and Zarif Karuna located in
the valleys of Chitral. Swat, Dir, Buner, etc.
    In Kashmir more than thirty Neolithic sites have been found scattered but
most of them are in the Baramulla, Anantnag and Srinagar regions. This
distribution points out that this was not a culture isolated from the plains.
    Archaeologically, of course, this fact is well understood because the
occurrence of a spiral-headed copper ‘hairpin’ at Gufkral and a Kot Diji-type
‘homed deity design’ on a globular pot at Burzahom underline, among other
things, the interaction of Kashmir with the Indus plains during this period.
    The aceramic phase at Gufkral showed large and small dwelling pits.
Shallow and large pits are said to be more common in its earlier phase. There
are examples of pits with two chambers in the later phase.
    Handmade grey pottery with a mat-impressed base is a distinguishing
feature of the ceramic phase of the Kashmir Neolithic at both its excavated
sites—Gufkral and Burzahom. The Neolithic phase in Kashmir merged into a
Megalithic phase around the middle of the second millennium BC.
                            Burzahom Pitdwelling1
Ladakh and Almora