|(a) (i) Stone boulders are known as megaliths (literally big stones). These were carefully arranged by people and were used to mark burial sites.|
|(ii) The practice of erecting megaliths began about 3000 years ago and was prevalent throughout Deccan, South. India/ in the North-East and Kashmir.|
|(iii) While some megaliths can be seen on the surface, other megalithic burials are often underground.|
|(b) (i) Some of the wealth that obtained was kept by the leaders/ while some was given to the priests and the rest was distributed amongst the people.|
|(ii) Some of the wealth was used for the performance of yajnas or sacrifices in which offerings were made into the fire.|
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