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The tombs discovered by Cockburn in the district of Mirzapur are evidence of the Neolithic Age. The megalithic tombs erected later contain the first metal objects ; they belong to a civilization which practised the mining industry, and also fishing for pearls, of which there are many traces in the cemeteries in the district of Tinnevelly. Nowhere in India does bronze appear before the Iron Age; E. J. Rapson holds that the Rigveda means copper by the word ayas (Latin aes), and that "black copper", syiima ayas, or iron, first appears in the Yajurveda and Atharvaveda.
It seems preferable to suppose that from an early habitat in Central Asia they spread westwards towards the Gulf of Alexandretta and also to Iran and after that to India in the east. 1 2 Revue de Synthese historique, xxxiv. Note, however, the reservation made by R. Groussct, LXIX, p. 9, n. 1. uim). The Indo-European-speaking immigrants distributed themselves in the country in several sectionsMedes, Persians, Bactrians, Sogdians. A branch of the same stock made its way by the valley of the Kabul to India.
Autran, L'Illustration, 28th March, 1925; E. Mackay, Sumerian Conne;t>ions with THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD 19 sympathetic response from A. J. Sayee, who was struck by the similarity of the bulls to those of Susiana. It would be unwise to conclude too much from these affinities ; we seem, however, to have here a Sumero-Dravidian culture, which built in brick with remarkable skill and adorned its dwellings with real works of art. In any case, we can safely say that even before the Aryan conquest north-western India was in contact with the Mesopotamian powers.