Author: Deo Prakash SharmaSanjib Kumar Singh/Madhuri SharmaPublisher: Bharatiya Kala PrakashanYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 424ISBN/UPC (if available): 8180900347
The book Palaeolithic Age is the first book on Prehistoric Art and Archaeology of South Asia. The second book of this series is on Mesolithic-Neolithic and third book is Early Bronze and Iron Ages in South Asia. This volume Palaeolithic Age covers the sites of South Asia. Lower Palaeolithic Age begins in South Asia around 2 million years ago. Oldest tools are pebble tools from Riwat in Soan area. Early acheulian or Abbevillian begins in Karnataka (Hunsgi) around 1.5 million years ago and advance Acheulian continues upto. 15 million years ago at Patpara in Son Valley. New dates of Hunsgi Acheulian ranges between 1.3 to 1.2 million years ago. Middle Acheulian begin around .8 million years ago at Patpara in Son Valley. New dates of Hunsgi Acheulian ranges between 1.3 to 1.2 million years ago. Middle Acheulian begin around .8 million year ago. Advance Acheulian starts around .3 million years ago. Acheulian-Mousterian at Patpara starts around .15 to .1 million years ago. Middle Palaeolithic begins around .15 million years ago and continues till 40000 years ago. Upper Palaeolithic begin around 40000 years ago and continued upto 10000 years ago. The book deals with Pleistocene stratigraphy of middle Narmada Valley. Papers on Homo-erectus of Hathnora and other human fossils from Narmada are interesting. The book also deals with comparative studies of lower Palaeolithic cultures of India and South-East Asia. There is a brief account of Bhimbetka and excavation done by Shanti Pappu at Attirampakkam, and other Acheu8lian site in Tamil Nadu. P. Rajendra’s paper is on Homo-erectus skull from Odoi in Tamil Nadu. The book also deals with Middle Palaeolithic and Upper Palaeolithic of South Asia. This book is encyclopaedia of Palaeolithic Archaeology of South Asia.
PREFACECONTRIBUTORSLIST OF FIGURESLIST OF COLOURED PLATESLIST OF BLACK AND WHITE PLATESVOLUME I1. Prehistory of the South Asia2. Man on Earth3. Missing Link unearthed from 4.4 million years ago4. Palaeolithic Age5. Pleistocene Stratigraphy of Middle Narmada Valley6. The Fossil Hominid skull from the Narmada Valley7. Archaeological Context of Narmada Man8. The Earliest Hominid Site on Narmada9. The Place of Narmada Hominid10. Fossil Clavicle of Hominid from Narmada11. Fossil Hominid at Hathnora12. Comparative Study of Lower Palaeolithic Industries of South Asia and South-East Asia13. Bhimbetka Cave Excavation14. The Treasures of Bhimbetka Rock Art15. The Documentation of Rock ArtVolume II16. Rock Art of South Asia17. Problems of the Dating of Rock Art18. Rock Art of Sehore19. Acheulian tools from Vadamadurai and Attirampakkam20. The Palaeolithic Archaeology of Northern Tamil Nadu21. Fossil Human Baby skull from Ferricrete at Odai in Tamil Nadu22. Hand List of Palaeolithic from Europe and Africa in Collection of India23. Middle Palaeolithic Mousterian in South Asia24. Upper Palaeolithic Culture in South Asia25. Engraved pieces of Upper Palaeolithic ArtAPPENDICESBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX