How Pottery Evolved
The invention of the potter's wheel in Mesopotamia sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 B.C. revolutionised pottery production. Specialised potters were then able to meet the expanding needs of the world's first cities. Pottery was in use in ancient India during the Mehrgarh Period II (5500 - 4800 B.C.) and Merhgarh Period III (4800 - 3500 B.C.), known as the ceramic Neolithic and chalcolithic. Pottery, including items known as the ed-Dur vessels, originated in regions of the Indus valley and has been found in a number of sites in the Indus valley civilization.
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