Acheulian Culture in...
Acheulian Culture in Peninsular IndiaAn Ecological Perspective by: Raghunath S. Pappu
This research work studies the Acheulian Culture system in India, examining the cultural material of the Acheulian phase in its ecological setting to throw light on the distribution pattern, habitats, Quaternary deposits mammalian and hominid remains, land use and subsistence, site formation process, genesis and chronology of the Acheulian system.
Year Of Publication: 2001
Pages : xiv, 170
Bibliographic Details : B/w figures; Appendices; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 25 cm
The Indian sub-continent, particularly the Peninsular India, is recognised 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 phase 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 and chronology of the Acheulian cultural system. Incorporating his own field observations over the last three decades and more as well as integrating and synthesising 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 and contributions of noted Indian geo-archaeologists.
List of Figures
Acheulian in the Old World
Acheulian in India
Aims of the Project
Brief History of Palaeolithic Research
2. Acheulian Culture in Peninsular India
Other Important Sites
3. Salient Features
Nature of Assemblages
Functions of Tools
Site Formation Processes
Site Catchment Analysis
Comparison and Correlation
4. Acheulian Cultural System
Appendix I : Register of Important Sites/Site Complexes/River Valleys/Districts
Appendix II : Thorium-Uranium and Postassium-Argon Dates for Acheulian Sites in Peninsular India