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Acheulian Culture in Peninsular India
Acheulian Culture in Peninsular India
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The Indian sub-continent particularly the peninsular India, is recognized as one of the richest areas of Acheulian occupation in the Old world. This research work is a detailed study of the Acheulian Culture system in India –signifying the earliest cultural occupation here.

The book examines the cultural material of the Acheulian phases in its ecological setting to throw light on the distribution pattern, nature of habitats, quaternary deposits, mammalian and hominid remains, land use and subsistence, site formation process, genesis ad chronology of the Acheulian cultural system. Incorporating his own field observations over the last three decades and more as well as integrating and synthesizing the available data and evidence on Acheulian culture, Dr. R.S. Pappu presents a comprehensive understanding of the Acheulian system and in general behavioural patterns of early hunting and food gathering communities. He also provides an account of the progress of palaeolithic research in India since the first discovery of Palaeolithic settlement by Foote in 1863, tracing the major projects ad contributions of noted Indian geo-archaeologists.

About the Author

He is a scholar of international repute in geo-archaeology who has investigated pre and proto-historic sites in varied ecological settings in different regions of the country. Of significance is his prehistory and Quaternary study in the Kaladgi basin and excavation of Palaeolithic sites of Angadwadi, and Chirki-Nevasa, wadoli and Inamgaon. Among his publications, which include research papers in various national and international journals, are monographs on Pleistocene studies in the Upper Krishna Basin and Man-Land Relationship during Palaeolithic Times in the Kaladgi basin, Karnataka.

 

CONTENTS
  Foreword v
  Acknowledgements vii
  List of Figures xiii
1 INTRODUCTION 1
  Acheulian in the Old World 1
  Acheulian in India 2
  Aims of the Project 3
  Research Methodology 4
  Brief History of Palaeolithic Research 6
2 ACHEULIAN CULTURE IN PENINSULAR India 13
  Introduction 13
  Excavated Sites 13
  Other Important Sites 61
3 SALIENT FEATURES 69
  Introduction 69
  Distribution 69
  Habitats 70
  Tool Types 72
  Technology 73
  Nature of Assemblages 74
  Functions of Tools 88
  Raw Materials 89
  Quaternary Deposits 90
  Mammalian Fossils 104
  Hominid Remains 109
  Subsistence Pattern 110
  Palaeoenvironment 111
  Settlement Pattern 114
  Site Formation Processes 115
  Site Catchment Analysis 116
  Genesis 116
  Chronology 117
  Comparison and Correlation 118
4 ACHEULIAN CULTURAL SYSTEM 121
Appendix I Register of important Sites/Site Complex/Rivers Valleys/ Districts 129
Appendix II Thorium-Uranium and Postassium-Argon Dates for Acheulian Sites in Peninsular India 134
  Bibliography 137
  Index 161
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Acheulian Culture in Peninsular India

Item Code:
IDD215
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
ISBN:
8124601682
Language:
English
Size:
9.8" X 7.5"
Pages:
170 {45 Illustrations in B/W}
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Weight of the Book: 675 gms
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From the Jacket

The Indian sub-continent particularly the peninsular India, is recognized as one of the richest areas of Acheulian occupation in the Old world. This research work is a detailed study of the Acheulian Culture system in India –signifying the earliest cultural occupation here.

The book examines the cultural material of the Acheulian phases in its ecological setting to throw light on the distribution pattern, nature of habitats, quaternary deposits, mammalian and hominid remains, land use and subsistence, site formation process, genesis ad chronology of the Acheulian cultural system. Incorporating his own field observations over the last three decades and more as well as integrating and synthesizing the available data and evidence on Acheulian culture, Dr. R.S. Pappu presents a comprehensive understanding of the Acheulian system and in general behavioural patterns of early hunting and food gathering communities. He also provides an account of the progress of palaeolithic research in India since the first discovery of Palaeolithic settlement by Foote in 1863, tracing the major projects ad contributions of noted Indian geo-archaeologists.

About the Author

He is a scholar of international repute in geo-archaeology who has investigated pre and proto-historic sites in varied ecological settings in different regions of the country. Of significance is his prehistory and Quaternary study in the Kaladgi basin and excavation of Palaeolithic sites of Angadwadi, and Chirki-Nevasa, wadoli and Inamgaon. Among his publications, which include research papers in various national and international journals, are monographs on Pleistocene studies in the Upper Krishna Basin and Man-Land Relationship during Palaeolithic Times in the Kaladgi basin, Karnataka.

 

CONTENTS
  Foreword v
  Acknowledgements vii
  List of Figures xiii
1 INTRODUCTION 1
  Acheulian in the Old World 1
  Acheulian in India 2
  Aims of the Project 3
  Research Methodology 4
  Brief History of Palaeolithic Research 6
2 ACHEULIAN CULTURE IN PENINSULAR India 13
  Introduction 13
  Excavated Sites 13
  Other Important Sites 61
3 SALIENT FEATURES 69
  Introduction 69
  Distribution 69
  Habitats 70
  Tool Types 72
  Technology 73
  Nature of Assemblages 74
  Functions of Tools 88
  Raw Materials 89
  Quaternary Deposits 90
  Mammalian Fossils 104
  Hominid Remains 109
  Subsistence Pattern 110
  Palaeoenvironment 111
  Settlement Pattern 114
  Site Formation Processes 115
  Site Catchment Analysis 116
  Genesis 116
  Chronology 117
  Comparison and Correlation 118
4 ACHEULIAN CULTURAL SYSTEM 121
Appendix I Register of important Sites/Site Complex/Rivers Valleys/ Districts 129
Appendix II Thorium-Uranium and Postassium-Argon Dates for Acheulian Sites in Peninsular India 134
  Bibliography 137
  Index 161
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