CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction. 2. The evolution of settlements in the Ganga Valley and identity of OCP/Copper Hoard culture. 3. The Neolithic base of the culture of the Ganga Valley and its cultural and socio-economic traits. 4. A new light on the copper hoard implements of the Mid-Gangetic Region. 5. New copper hoard artifacts of the Panchal region: a reappraisal. 6. The hub of the copper hoard culture-site in the Ganga-Yamuna Valley. 7. Harpoons depicting horned human head: a study. 8. Horned deity motif: a gift of the Ganga Valley to other sites. 9. A unique artifact of the copper hoard of the Ganga Valley: an appraisal. 10. The beginning of iron age in India. 11. Conclusion.
The first chapter deals with the introduction and second chapter with the identity of the OCP/Copper Hoard Culture. The third chapter traces the cultural and socio-economic traits discernible in it. The fourth chapter visualizes the discovery of Copper Hoards from different sites of the Mid-Gangetic region. The fifth chapter deals with new Copper Hoards and the sixth indices the epicenter or the hub of the Copper Hoards. The seventh chapter deals with the horned human faced deity on harpoons of the Ganga Valley. The eighth chapter highlights the horned deity ‘Motif’, and the ninth chapter describes a unique copper artifact. The tenth chapter highlights the beginning of the Iron Age in Indian Sub continent. Lastly, comes the conclusion which epitomises the latest multi-pronged approach adopted to bring the various aspects of the Ganga Civilization into focus.