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Pre-Historic Art and Archaeology of South Asia - Palaeolithic Age (2 Volumes Set)
Pre-Historic Art and Archaeology of South Asia - Palaeolithic Age (2 Volumes Set)

Pre-Historic Art and Archaeology of South Asia - Palaeolithic Age (2 Volumes Set)

by Deo Prakash Sharma

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Language

English

Publisher

Bharatiya Kala Prakashan

ISBN

8180900347 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 424

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: Deo Prakash Sharma
Sanjib Kumar Singh/Madhuri Sharma
Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 424
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8180900347

Description

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.

Contents

PREFACE

CONTRIBUTORS

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF COLOURED PLATES

LIST OF BLACK AND WHITE PLATES

VOLUME I

1. Prehistory of the South Asia
2. Man on Earth
3. Missing Link unearthed from 4.4 million years ago
4. Palaeolithic Age
5. Pleistocene Stratigraphy of Middle Narmada Valley
6. The Fossil Hominid skull from the Narmada Valley
7. Archaeological Context of Narmada Man
8. The Earliest Hominid Site on Narmada
9. The Place of Narmada Hominid
10. Fossil Clavicle of Hominid from Narmada
11. Fossil Hominid at Hathnora
12. Comparative Study of Lower Palaeolithic Industries of South Asia and South-East Asia
13. Bhimbetka Cave Excavation
14. The Treasures of Bhimbetka Rock Art
15. The Documentation of Rock Art
Volume II
16. Rock Art of South Asia
17. Problems of the Dating of Rock Art
18. Rock Art of Sehore
19. Acheulian tools from Vadamadurai and Attirampakkam
20. The Palaeolithic Archaeology of Northern Tamil Nadu
21. Fossil Human Baby skull from Ferricrete at Odai in Tamil Nadu
22. Hand List of Palaeolithic from Europe and Africa in Collection of India
23. Middle Palaeolithic Mousterian in South Asia
24. Upper Palaeolithic Culture in South Asia
25. Engraved pieces of Upper Palaeolithic Art

APPENDICES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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