India: An Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations / Edition 2

India: An Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations / Edition 2

by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198064128

ISBN-13: 9780198064121

Pub. Date: 02/08/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

An increased pace in archaeological research in recent decades has yielded a construction of the history of prehistoric and early historic India primarily in terms of archaeology. This book charts the flow of India's grassroots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversities from its Palaeolithic beginnings to AD 300 when early historic India assumed

Overview

An increased pace in archaeological research in recent decades has yielded a construction of the history of prehistoric and early historic India primarily in terms of archaeology. This book charts the flow of India's grassroots archaeological history in all its continuities and diversities from its Palaeolithic beginnings to AD 300 when early historic India assumed its basic form.

The book reconstructs the historical development of human-natural resource interaction in the subcontinent in a lucid style with maps, illustrations, and tables. This second edition contains a new afterword, which discusses all new ideas and discoveries in Indian Archaeology between 1998 and 2008. Written by an expert on Indian archaeology, this book would be indispensable for students and specialists of archaeology and early South Asian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198064121
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Introduction
2. The Paleolithic Context
3. The Mesolithic Horizon and Associated Rock Art
4. The Growth of Villages: From Baluchistan to Haryana and Gujarat
5. The Indus or Harappan Civilization
6. Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Iron-bearing Cultures beyond the Harappan Distribution Zone
7. The Archaeological Foundations of Early Historic India
8. Some General Issues
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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