Date: 600-200 BC.
Rock-shelters Places sheltered by overhanging rocks, including natural
large-sized cavities in rock-faces, used as dwelling by pre-historic man.
Rouletted Ware Pottery characterised by concentric dotted bands produced
with the help of a roulette (a toothed wheel). The characteristic shape is a
dish with an incurved rim, the rouletted pattern occurring on the interior of
the base. This ware is wheelmade, fine-grained, and grey to black in colour. It
is well-fired, often giving a metallic ring. The rouletted design was probably
copied from its counterpart on contemporary Mediterranean wares.
Distribution: Mainly south lndia, but examples found along the coast up to
West Bengal.
Date: From about the beginning of the Christian era to AD 200.
Russetcoated Painted Ware Pottery having rectilinear or curvilinear designs
in lime over which a coating of russet-coloured ochre was applied. The main
shapes are bowls and dishes.
Distribution: Mainly south India.
Date: About 50-200 AD.
Scraper Implement of stone, bone or metal having a specially prepared
scraping-edge. Used for scraping hides, smoothening wood, etc.
Slip Liquid clay of the creamy consistency applied as a coating on pottery
before firing. Hence, the term slipped pottery.
Teri-sites Sites associated with dunes of reddened sand, located in the coastal
district of Tinnevelly, Tamil Nadu. On the dunes microliths of the Late Stone
Age were found.
Terracotta The term connotes statuettes and figurines made of baked clay.
                               QUESTIONS-I
Which of the following terms does not indicate a tool tradition?
(a) Mousterian
(b) Acheulian
(c) Groutian