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Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 12: Proposed changes in Indian Stone Age Sequence

Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 12: Proposed changes in Indian Stone Age Sequence As discussed in the previous post, an earlier expectation that the stone age sequence in different parts of the world would be similar has been shown to … Continue reading

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Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 11:Comparing Indian Stone Age sequence with Europe, Africa, SE Asia, and China

Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 11:Comparing Indian Stone Age sequence with Europe, Africa, SE Asia, and China Europe The terminology we are using in India today is derived from that used in Europe. However new discoveries in Europe have made … Continue reading

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Indian Stone Age Sequence 10:Archaeological discontinuities and population replacements?

Indian Stone Age Sequence 10:Archaeological discontinuities and population replacements? I decided this topic does not need a whole post.  I have discussed this in the last paragraph of the next post. Basically it seems likely that the first phase of … Continue reading

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Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 9: Upper Palaeolithic Mesolithic continuity

Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 9: Upper Palaeolithic Mesolithic continuity The division between Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic in the Indian context is absolutely arbitrary.  While Murty (1979) made a case for typological differences between the Mesolithic and Upper Palaeolithic based … Continue reading

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Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 8: Middle Palaeolithic – Acheulian continuity

Indian Stone Age Sequence Question 8: Middle Palaeolithic –  Acheulian continuity The continuity between the Acheulian and the Middle Palaeolithic is generally accepted among Indian Prehistorians.  This is seen in widespread occurrence of retouched flake tools (scrapers, borers, etc) prepared … Continue reading

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Significance of non Acheulian assemblages of Narmada – Durkhadi, Samnapur and Mahadeo Piparia

Indian Stone Age Sequence question 7: Significance of non Acheulian assemblages of Narmada – Durkhadi, Samnapur and Mahadeo Piparia Not Middle Palaeolithic — S.B. Ota Not Acheulian – S.G. Deo Not Oldowan — Sheila Mishra I have made an argument … Continue reading

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Acheulian of sub-himalayan India, Pakistan and Nepal

Indian stone age sequence question 6 Acheulian of sub-himalayan India, Pakistan and Nepal The Acheulian evidence In Pakistan handaxes have been found insitu by Rendell and Dennell (1985).  These were found within the section at Dina and Jalapur and are … Continue reading

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