Antecedents of early man in northwestern India: paleontological and paleoecological evidences
The quest for knowledge abotu 'Early Man and his Antecedents' has always attracted mankind. The oldest written record in this reagard date back to 500 B.C. with Ancient Greeks but actual studies in paleoecology began in the real sense in the 18th and 19th century. The Siwalik deposits of Indian Sub Continent have been known for its vertebrate fossils since 1837 but the record fo paleeocological studies on these sediments is meagre. In this book, Dr. R.N. Vasishat presents his original research and data collected during the last fifteen eyars. The first chapter provides an informed glimpse into the historical perspective of palaeoprimatological, palaeontological, geological and archaeological studies i the Siwaliks with a particular emphasis on Northwestern India. The second chapter incorporates the first hand information on the geology, geomorphology and general aspects of the Haritalyangar area and evaluates in general the Siwalik environment of pre-human and human era.
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Siwalik Environment of Prehuman and Human Era
Fossil Evidence from Haritalyangar
Hominoid Ecology of Northwestern India
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Amer anteriorly Bilaspur District Buccal aspect canine Cautley Chandigarh Chinji Formation Chopra cingulum Colbert Conohyus crown cusps Deinotherium developed Diagnosis distal Dorcatherium Dryopithecus enamel entoconid Falconer figs foramen fossil Gaur genus Geol Gigantopithecus Gupta Haritalyangar village Himachal Pradesh himalayensis Hipparion Hipparion antelopinum Hipparion theobaldi Holotype hominoid hypocone hypoconid hypoconulid hypsodont incisors India Indraloris Jour Kanisamys Khad Lingual aspect lingual re-entrant lower molars Lower Siwaliks Lydekker mandible mandibular ramus margin material maxillary mesial mesostyle metacone metaconid metres Middle Siwaliks Miocene molar morphological Nagri Formation northwestern India Occlusal aspect Pakistan Palaeoecology paracone perimense Photograph showing Pilgrim Pinjor Pliocene posterior posteriorly premolar present primate Progonomys Propotamochoerus protocone protoconid Ramapithecus recovered Rhizomyides roots Sahni sandstone Sayimys sediments Simons and Pilbeam sivalensis Sivanasua Sivapithecus skull slightly species Specimen Number Surv Table showing Measurements talonid Tatrot teeth tooth shows transverse trigonid tubercles Tupaia Upper Dentitions Upper Siwaliks Vasishat