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Geomorphology and Stone Age Culture of North-Western India

by Baldev Singh Karir

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Sundeep Prakashan, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. New. The present work is a twin study of Geomorphology and Pre-historic Archaeology. The research on which it is based is supported by evidences from related disciplines relevant and feasible in the valley of Sutlej. In the first part, a comprehensive account of Quaternary geomorphological environment is presented. Data on morphometery, palaeo-currents and pebble fabric analysis, heavy mineral contents and the order of superposition of Post-Sivalik sediments has been sifted in an effort to understand post-Sivalik palaeoenvironment in the region. In the second part, this work deals with the prehistory of the area. A detailed and thorough presentation of a typological and analytical data with description of prehistoric sites and finds of the area has been presented. Finds of the other investigators have also been considered along- with the author`s own discoveries. It highlights a critical view of various theories of the relation- ship of the Soanian Pebble tool culture to the Chelles-Acheulian cultures. Special emphasis has been laid on careful presentation of exact analysis of tool types, their combinations, and frequencies. The work complies with the criteria used in evaluating such a work, that is, it presents the research, which assumes a critical attitude, introduces known types from new area and contributes to an extension of knowledge. Preface List of Plates 1. Introduction 2. Geo-Ecology of the Area 3. Geomorphological Investigations 4. Prehistoric Investigations 5. Comparison and Cowde Lines Printed Pages: 215.

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