Directions: The following items consist of two statements, one labeled as Assertion A. and the other as Reason (R). You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A. and the Reason (R) are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of Assertion. Select your answer to these items using the options given below and mark your answer sheet accordingly:
Assertion (A): The PGW–Iron period was primarily an age of iron weapons and not of iron tools
Reason (R): Excavations of levels belonging to 1000–500 BC unearthed only arrowheads and spearheads; axes, hoes and sickles were rare and ploughshares are almost absent.