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NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Chapter 5 What Books and Burials Tells us


In this chapter, students will learn about the Vedas, Megaliths and the Inamgaon. It is the oldest Veda and was composed about 3500 years ago. The Rigveda includes more than a thousand hymns, called sukta or “well-said”. These hymns are in praise of various gods and goddesses. Big stones are known as megaliths, which were arranged by people and were used to mark burial sites. The practise of erecting megaliths began about 3000 years ago. Objects are found with the skeleton. So, archaeologists think that these objects may have belonged to the dead person. There were differences in status amongst the people who were buried. Rich people were buried with more gold beads, stone beads, copper bangles etc. At the same time, poor people were buried with only a few pots. People belonging to the same family were buried in the same place. Archaeologists have found at Inamgaon seeds of wheat, barley, rice, pulses, millets, peas and sesame. So, these have been cultivated in agriculture. Cuts in the bones of many animals show that they have been used as food. Fruits such as ber, amla, Jamun, dates and a variety of berries were used as fruits.