Recent Advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory: Proceedings of the International Symposium Held at Poona, December 19-21, 1978

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Virendra N. Misra, Peter S. Bellwood
BRILL, 1985 - Social Science - 525 pages
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I would recommend this book to any scholar interested in learning about the pre-history of South Asia and the gradual transition from hunter-gatherers to settled farming. The papers that are in this book have been written by some of the foremost authorities on this subjects. From the excavations and discoveries at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa to the mysterious cave shelter painting and drawings of Bhimbetka this book has them all. Much has been written about this origins of agriculture and crop domestication in the Near-East but information on the very advanced civilizations of South Asia was lacking. This gap in our knowledge has been largely filled by this book.
Ardeshir B. Damania PhD
University of California, Davis
 

Contents

The Emergence of the Handaxe Tradition in Asia with Special Reference to India
3
The Geomorphic Setting of Acheulian Sites in Peninsular India
9
Some Observations on the Quaternary Stratigraphy of the Central Narmada Valley
19
The Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic in the Gambheeram
22
An Attempt to Understand the Acheulian Succession in India from Spatial
29
Acheulian Surface Sites in Central India
49
The Acheulian Culture of the Hunsgi Valley South India Settlement and Subsistence
59
The Acheulian Site of Almatti Karnataka
65
Some Considerations on the Domestication of Plants in India
275
The Uses of Wild Plants and the Processes of Domestication in the Indian Sub
281
The Role and Impact of Nature on Culture Resplendent Results from the Indian
293
Agricultural Origins in Southeast Asia A View from the East
307
The Use of Wild Plant Foods by Aboriginal Communities in Central India
337
The Oriomo Papuans Gathering versus Horticulture in an Ecological Context
343
A Contemporary View of the Shift from Hunting to Horticulture The Agta Case
349
Water Resources and Double Cropping in Harappan Food Production
359

The Acheulian Industry of Vadamadurai
73
Stone Age Cultures of the Upper Mahanadi Valley Central India
81
On the Discovery of a PebbleTool Industry in the Garo Hills Meghalaya
89
The Microlithic Industries of Africa Their Antiquity and Possible Economic Implications
95
Rockshelter Use Today An Indicator of Usandawe Prehistory
105
TheBladeBladeletIndustries of India
123
Some Observations on the Stone Industries of the Early Holocene in Pakistan
129
The Upper Palaeolithic Culture at Patne District Jalgaon Maharashtra
137
The Mesolithic Culture of the Indravati Valley District Koraput Orissa
159
The Mesolithic Industries of North Kerala
165
Problems of the Upper Palaeolithic in Northeastern India
171
The HunterGatherer Way of Life Depicted in the Mesolithic Rock Paintings
177
Microliths in Indonesian Flaked Stone Industries
185
Holocene Flake and Blade Industries of Wallacea and Their Predecessors
197
A Note on Stone and Shell Implements from Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic Sites
207
Microlithic Industries in Western Australia Some Aspects
219
Backed Blade Industries from the Graman Rock Shelters New South Wales
231
Annual Crops of South and Southeast Asia
259
Some Problems Relating to the Domestication of Rice in Asia
265
From Hunting and Food Gathering to Domestication of Plants and Animals in
369
The Settlement Pattern of the Painted Grey Ware Culture of the Ganga Valley
373
Political Evolution in Late Prehistoric Japan
391
Micronesian Prehistory Research on Ponape Eastern Caroline Islands
399
The Late Quaternary Fauna of Inamgaon
413
Bos indicus and Bos namadicus and the Problem of Autochthonous Domestication
425
Prehistoric Dogs in Australia An Indian Origin?
439
The Megalithic ProblemA Review
447
The Element of Racial Biology in Indian Megalithism
455
Megalithism and the Builders Studies of Relationships
465
A Newly Discovered Megalithic Carving in Karnataka
471
Megalithic Cultures of the Northern Vindhyas
477
The Megaliths of Jangal Mahal and Vedic Tradition
481
The Megalithic Culture of Kerala
485
A Live Megalithic Culture in Manipur
491
Traces of the South Indian Megalithic in Thailand A Dolmen in a Chedi
497
Index
501
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