Über den Autor
Michael D. Petraglia was born in New York in 1960, and has been conducting research into the Paleolithic archaeology of South Asia since 1987. He is currently a Lecturer in the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge. He has conducted archaeological research in India, Arabia and North America. He is co-editor of the book, Early Human Behaviour in Global Context: the Rise and Diversity of the Lower Palaeolithic Record.
Bridget Allchin was born in Oxford in 1927, and has been conducting research into varied aspects of Indian prehistory and ethnography for more than four decades. She is currently Chair of the Ancient India & Iran Trust (Cambridge). Her books include The Stone Tipped Arrow, The Prehistory and Palaeogeography of the Great Indian Desert, and, with Raymond Allchin, The Birth of Indian Civilization, and The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan.
This is the first volume of its kind on prehistoric cultures of South Asia. The book brings together archaeologists, biological anthropologists, geneticists and linguists in order to provide a comprehensive account of the history and evolution of human populations residing in the subcontinent. New theories and methodologies presented provide new interpretations about the cultural history and evolution of populations in South Asia.
First volume of its kind on prehistoric cultures of South Asia
Integrates a range of subjects from Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Genetics to Linguistics
Provides a comprehensive picture about human adaptations and population changes in South Asia through time
New theories and methodologies presented in the book provide new interpretations about the cultural history and evolution of populations in South Asia
Wide range of topics and issues are covered including Palaeolithic adaptations, behaviours, and dispersals; the development of food production societies; the biological and skeletal relationship of foragers and settled communities; and the cultural and genetic interactions of populations